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A fifth of children have never received a letter

Postby LeeNukes » Fri May 21, 2010 8:33 am

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/may/21/children-do-not-write-letters

So what, I never received Pigeon mail when I was a kid, I'm pretty sure that would be something to miss out on too.
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Re: A fifth of children have never received a letter

Postby AndyBaxman » Fri May 21, 2010 8:54 am

The_Grauniad wrote:One in five children in the UK has never received a received a handwritten letter, according to a survey published today.

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Postby CJLL » Fri May 21, 2010 9:40 am

Would that be the same 20% who are illiterate? :)
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Postby nelz » Fri May 21, 2010 10:53 am

Aside from the thank you letters I was made to write after Christmas and birthdays, I don't recall writing many letters as a child myself... unless you count the odd sick note to the school :)
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Postby M0PHP » Fri May 21, 2010 11:34 am

A likely reason for this is because children don't have bank accounts, owe debts, have their own insurance or bills to pay :roll:
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Postby nelz » Fri May 21, 2010 12:01 pm

Yet...
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Postby towy71 » Fri May 21, 2010 12:28 pm

I went to boarding school and had to write home at least once a week, mostly begging them to take me home :roll:
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Postby catgate » Fri May 21, 2010 6:20 pm

There is no point in giving a deaf man a radio.
Oh, sod it.
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Postby johnhudson » Fri May 21, 2010 6:29 pm

It does say 'handwritten;' so it's up to all you uncles and aunts, grandpas and grandmas to turn off your computers and send all your nieces and nephews and grandchildren a handwritten one.
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Postby guy » Fri May 21, 2010 7:08 pm

I never received a bard, semaphore, Morse, parchment or a stone tablet. I just feel sorry for the 80% of kids being pressured to stop texting for a moment and handwrite replies - I mean, have you ever tried holding a pen with your thumbs?
This is one 2nd Millennium habit I'm happy to see die out.
That'll save a few dead trees, too.
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Postby leke » Fri May 21, 2010 9:29 pm

M0PHP wrote:A likely reason for this is because children don't have bank accounts, owe debts, have their own insurance or bills to pay :roll:
My 5 year old got his first letter from a debt collecting agency.
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon May 24, 2010 9:15 am

As a kid I made my own freepost envelope, with the big number 2 and the two black bars. Sent something and it got to the destination! I can't remember if I put an actual code on there, thereby charging the post to a company, but it was pretty cool nevertheless.

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Postby CJLL » Mon May 24, 2010 11:07 am

guy wrote:I never received a bard, semaphore, Morse, parchment or a stone tablet. I just feel sorry for the 80% of kids being pressured to stop texting for a moment and handwrite replies - I mean, have you ever tried holding a pen with your thumbs?
This is one 2nd Millennium habit I'm happy to see die out.
That'll save a few dead trees, too.


I had a program published in Amstrad Action years ago (ps when is Future going to reserect AA?), with my address in it. I received letters from all over the world! Largely with requests to put the program on tape, due to the 8000+ lines of code. :D
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Postby LoL » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:58 pm

That's because they're adopted and nobody loves them
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Postby khakilang » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:02 am

Gone are the days of pens and pencils. Nowadays I just email and SMS or simply chat online. Times they are a changing!
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