Posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 14, 2003
In Reply to: Cursive posted by ESC on November 14, 2003
: : : : What is the meaning of joined-up writing.
: : : : thank you.
: : : Sorry, I've never heard that expression. Anyone?
: : This is where I found it. thanks.
: : 'Now, how many autographs would you like? I can do joined-up writing now, you know!'
: OK. It sound like it is referring to cursive writing (like the big kids do) rather than the block printing we all started out with.
That's Gilderoy Lockhart who said that (after he had wiped his own memory clean using Ron's broken wand), in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I had never heard the expression before either, but I took it to mean cursive writing.