Having a nice hand

When handwriting was important

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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In earlier days, if someone complimented you as having a nice hand, you could be sure they weren't commenting on the appearance of the hand attached to your arm, nor were they commenting on the hand of playing cards that you may have turned up. The compliment would be to the neatness and attractiveness of your penmanship; i.e., "What nice handwriting you have!"


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