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    Default Victorian cursive handwriting

    It's anti-clockwise so that when writing cursive it flows on naturally. I don't consider it to be weird at all, and in fact I think if we were to teach the children it was clockwise they wouldn't form the correct shape or hook.
    I am not familiar with all, but to my knowledge no other state would teach it clockwise?
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    I went to school in NSW and write my O clockwise. I'm in QLD now, just asked my DD to write an O and she writes anti clockwise, so does my DH who was educated in QLD. Not sure if I learned clockwise or it's something I picked up later on .

    It feels strange to me to write an O anti clockwise!

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    Anti-clockwise here too. Though, I have gotten lazy and "loop through" my letters.


    ETA: I'm a lefty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    It's anti-clockwise so that when writing cursive it flows on naturally. I don't consider it to be weird at all, and in fact I think if we were to teach the children it was clockwise they wouldn't form the correct shape or hook.
    I am not familiar with all, but to my knowledge no other state would teach it clockwise?
    ETA apart from tas as stated
    Clockwise flows beautifully, I can come out of one letter and not have to change direction to go over the top of the 'o'. And don't get me started on 'b' with an anticlockwise circle on the bottom.

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    Default Victorian cursive handwriting

    Anti-clockwise for this Queenslander, Dh is Victorian and he writes his O anti-clockwise too.

    I find the differences in font interesting. When I was a kid I always knew if you were from VIC because of the funny way victorians wrote their letter R's.

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    So I just discussed with my Tasmanian SIL (she's a teacher) and she is anti, as is her daughter, but her son is clockwise but she wonders whether that's because he's a lefty. I'm a lefty too so maybe she's onto something.

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    My dh is a lefty and he's anti-clockwise, he said he goes anti-clockwise because you loop off the top to join the next letter.

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    I just had to write 'o' to see which way I do it! In my head I was convinced I wrote them clockwise and that anti-clockwise was preposterous but I do actually write them anti-clockwise and when I tried to do it clockwise it was really weird!

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    So many of us writing O's this morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Uniquey View Post
    So many of us writing O's this morning!
    Is it wrong that I'm responsible for all the hubbers 'o's?

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