Just when you thought it was over, Twitter pulls you back in.
Handwriting is about as personal as it gets, so why do we tend to think that every one does it the same way we do?
Maybe because the way you write letters feels so instinctive that any other method seems unnatural.
But as the debate over how people write the letter "X" showed last week, everyone has their own way of doing it.
Now the debate has moved over to "N," after German comedian and comic writer Chaz Hutton asked people about it on Twitter. The number of different ways people can write one letter may surprise you once again.
Hey while we’re on this X thing, how are people drawing N? - because I’m (B) and I got a feeling that might not be… https://t.co/j15w6555id— Chaz Hutton (@Chaz Hutton) 1548338037.0
Who knew there were that many different ways to write one letter?
And believe it or not there seemed to be users of every different version.
@chazhutton I'm G, and I vaguely recall it's only because I missed English class the day we were taught N (and surr… https://t.co/MtIx5QcwIW— Aviv Or (@Aviv Or) 1548338326.0
@chazhutton @CiHarb (A) is normal. (B) is someone writing a ransom note.— Gerard Cunningham (@Gerard Cunningham) 1548353235.0
@chazhutton Awkward. I'm a G— Antisocialite🍾 (@Antisocialite🍾) 1548340930.0
@chazhutton What kind of sorcery is G? Come on now! B. Obviously! 🙄— Gpex (@Gpex) 1548341368.0
@chazhutton D— scandalpants (@scandalpants) 1548339168.0
@chazhutton C, my brother. C is the way.— zeldman (@zeldman) 1548340353.0
@chazhutton There's one missin' - I do down, then back up THEN diagonal down and then straight up. 😆— Moonshot Video (@Moonshot Video) 1548697335.0
Ok, it appears I missed one! Sorry Team J! Here you go. https://t.co/ekXuWNEals— Chaz Hutton (@Chaz Hutton) 1548339316.0
Some people even have their own completely unique styles.
@chazhutton Down like F, then back up the same line to write it like A... Thinking I might be alone on this one https://t.co/2G6Zm3V6AH— Jo Miles (@Jo Miles) 1548641153.0
@chazhutton B (hybrid). My pen doesn't leave the page after the first downstroke. Instead I retrace back up, then d… https://t.co/rajO4Ey5K0— Kathryn Houston (@Kathryn Houston) 1548339050.0
@chazhutton None of them. Start top right, down vertically, up vertically over same line, diagonal down to left, vertically up. Sorry 😟— Karen Pooley (@Karen Pooley) 1548338702.0
@graubart @zeldman @chazhutton None of the above, and now I feel like a weirdo.— T Carter Baxter (@T Carter Baxter) 1548340794.0
@chazhutton Oh boy, I’m not on there. ⬇️⬆️↘️⬆️— Same Old Sminky Pinky (@Same Old Sminky Pinky) 1548438713.0
In the end, though, one clear winner emerged from the bunch.
@chazhutton F, and it's the first letter of my name, so I feel like my way gets to count more.— Naila Moreira (@Naila Moreira) 1548340108.0
@zeldman @chazhutton Had to draw one to see what I do. F all the way.— Barry Graubart (@Barry Graubart) 1548340611.0
@chazhutton @vanilla_chief B feels so wrong! Of course it must be F.— Christiane Attig (@Christiane Attig) 1548338449.0
@chazhutton I'm an 'F' which now I think about it is weird.— Mick Marchant (@Mick Marchant) 1548338242.0
@chazhutton People do anything but F?!?!?!— Chantel (@Chantel) 1548364950.0
But even though the debates over "X" and "N" might be settled for now, don't forget we still have 24 letters to go. This could take a while.
@chazhutton I'm Team F. So, how about M?— Sarah M Br_En_Ldn (@Sarah M Br_En_Ldn) 1548346692.0