For f's sake
August 14, 2012 7:52 PM Subscribe
How do you write your lowercase 'f's? All above the line or partly below? I'm trying to work out if this is a US/UK-specific thing.
posted by atlantica to Writing & Language (63 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I was recently astounded to discover Americans write their lowercase 'f's completely above the line, whereas I, brought up in UK, have always written them (and thought I'd seen them written) going below the line, like a lowercase 'p'.
Is this a thing? Or just an odd thing occurrence in my handwriting? I googled and nothing came up. I must know in order to settle an argument!