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Mark Atwood
Am I a "green ink"?
I learned a while ago that the "letters from loons" that get sent to newspapers editors with strange political positions, and to university physics departments that claim strange alternative scientific theories (often with claims of overturning or explaining quantum physics and/or relativity) are usually called "green ink", because said loons seem to favor handwriting (in either tiny blockprint or in a crabbed or spidery script) with that color of ink.

Given that my preferred writing ink is Private Reserve Sherwood Green, and my handwriting is a idiosyncratic italic, this makes me a little bit, uncomfortable.
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elfs From: elfs Date: July 16th, 2004 02:11 am (UTC) (Link)
There is nothing idiosyncratic about writing in Italian italic. Where do people think the name came from, anyway? It's the rest of the world with their weird attraction to that loopy Frog version that's idiosyncratic.
juuro From: juuro Date: July 16th, 2004 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
That's why people with ability to use descriptive names instead of labels call it "cursive writing." ;)
xenologue From: xenologue Date: July 16th, 2004 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)

There was a student in the first-year history class I T.A.ed this year whose exam answers were passed around the marking table to be marveled at because of what we called his "serial killer" handwriting. I can't recall if he wrote his exam in green, though some students do choose to use colours.
From: pir Date: July 16th, 2004 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
When I use a fountain pen (which isn't that often these days) I also write in green ink, have done for years. My current ink is Windsor & Newton, #959 Emerald...
onemintjulep From: onemintjulep Date: July 16th, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooo... I love the green. Here's a nice link.
I really like brown ink, but I'm too dang ADD to use anything but my usual cheap storebought.

And yes. You're definitely a green ink. Said with the utmost love in my heart, of course.
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