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Old 01 November 2017, 07:42 PM
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IMS, the p's and q's is about how the letters are similar, but reversed, so someone learning to write might mix them uq.

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from the phrase mind one's p's and q's, alluding to the difficulty a child learning to write has in distinguishing between p and q
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