So, one of the many reasons my job had lost some of its joy was when my new supervisor, in all seriousness, told me that one of the top things I needed to work on was my handwriting. When I laughed and said I must be doing a pretty good job then, she got very defensive, and told me neat handwriting was essential, even though 99% of our work was done on computers. I started typing up my time sheet.
Now I'm working through an editor's comments on a manuscript. The editor has one of those half print, half cursive styles. And I am staring at a word followed by a question mark that's scribbled in the margin.
It could be: seen? sense? soon? sewn?
or something completely different. It could start with a j or have an l in it.