Mental Floss

Brain Game: Re-cursive


I remember learning how to write in cursive in elementary school, and I'm not certain how different the process is today when teaching youngsters how to do it. The one thing that always drove me crazy about writing in cursive, however, are those letters that require you to "back up" in order to finish them, like the lower-case "i." If you write the word "invisible" in cursive, for instance, when you end with the "e" you have to go back and put three dots over the top of the word for the i's.

With this in mind...

When written in lower-case cursive, what common four-letter word requires three additional short lines (not dots) after the initial stroke?

HERE is the solution.


"text." When written in cursive, you have to add short lines for the x and both t's.