Some people thought it was shorthand.
‘Weird! It couldn’t be shorthand could it? When my mum writes with it, it looks like total gobbledygook!’ said a poster.
But we’re an office full of journalists and we can confirm that it’s not shorthand.
It’s also, according to various Mumsnet lingists, not Hungarian, Arabic, Runes, Chinese, Welsh, Teeline, Ethiopian, Elvish, Korean.
Another theory then started to emerge, that it might have been left by someone who was confused or unwell.
‘100% it’s by someone with dementia or mental health issues, that’s all. Nothing creepy, just a bit sad.’ suggested a user.
‘Just putting my two pennies worth. No pun intended haha.
I work in a mental health unit and have discovered familiar looking cryptions that mean nothing but to the person they do (obviously when they are unwell)
‘I’ve met someone speaks in ‘tongues’ and codes and writes notes with special letters and symbols…it is fascinating! This could be a language, though….’ another agreed.
So. Over to you guys, any graphologists out there? Linguistic geniuses? Anyone who can help solve this mystery?
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