25.04.2018

Obsolete letters

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Please forward this error screen to sharedip-132148207191. The Letter Finder takes you through each letter of the alphabet used in Secretary Hand looking at their obsolete letters common forms and how they are formed. Understanding the ways letters are formed and how they look in isolation is important when reading more difficult hands as often it’s just a letter or two that causes the barrier to understanding.

Each letter and some now obsolete letters are covered here. In addition, there are three sample alphabets – one each for the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Remember that handwriting is notoriously idiosyncratic so while our examples will not match every hand, they will show you the basic letter formation, which you can then apply to the text in front of you. To use the Letter Finder, simply choose the letter or alphabet you are interested in from the side navigation. In Texas, it’s against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession. In Philadelphia, you can’t put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane. In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home. In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal. It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State. In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel. California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat. In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping. In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile. In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage. In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia. In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents. In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark. In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer ! In Kentucky, it’s the law that a person must take a bath once a year. In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear. In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates. In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge. In the State of Kansas, you’re not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus. In New Jersey, cabbage can’t be sold on Sunday. In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street! In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight. In Singapore, it is illegal to chew gum. In Cleveland, Ohio, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places. In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.