… full scap?
This week’s post will be different. The idea was sent to me by Lori St. Amand (@FirstGradeLori on Twitter) and took me by surprise as we went back and forth with this one.
Basically, it was …
Me: Are we talking “foolscap”?
Lori: No, full scap.(Actually shorter versions of our back and forth on this!)
Because if we were talking foolscap, I was already writing this post in my mind. I’ve heard “foolscap” pronounced as “full scap” but that was the extent of my knowledge.
Google was no better.
To back her suggestion, Lori showed me a personal piece of writing from her Grade 2 class that she had shared with her own class.
As a check for standards, she looked at some report cards from back in the day and her grade for printing was “C”.
In addition to the concept of full scap, Lori also remembers half scap. Mind blown here.
Now, normally when I write these Sunday morning posts, I have a sense of what I’m writing about and my wondering. Lori has me stumped here. I certainly am wondering but I’m stumped when it comes to “full scap” and “half scap” in my memories.
Never wishing to be stumped I continued to look and found a couple of internet sites that actually do sell “full scap”. It’s located here and another one here.
Looking at Lori’s work, I can remember some paper like that but I honestly don’t know that we actually had a name for it.
For a Sunday morning, please educate me.
- do the terms “full scap” and “half scap” have meaning for you?
- is there another name for the paper Lori’s work is written on?
- both of the places that are selling “full scap” are not from Canada – is it a cultural thing?
- would you give her a C for printing?
- I’m actually interested in the paper. Back in the day, you might go into a Stedman’s to buy paper. It would be 8.5 x 11 inches, take it or leave it. Today’s stationery aisles have a wider variety of options but – could you buy this paper? Or is it one of those things that are only sold to schools?
- do you see a question in Lori’s work that she didn’t answer?
I really would be interested in having you educate me. Please take a moment and share your thoughts in the comments below.
And Lori, thanks for stumping me. I’ll admit that I spent way too long thinking about “full scap” and composing this post.
If you have an idea for a Sunday morning memory discussion like Lori did, I’d love to hear it. Just reach out and let me know or share it on this Padlet.
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