Some call them Dairy Queens (or Mr Whippy in Australia). Curly Q appeals to me. It’s all about the end of your phrase. To go from a plain, ordinary Q to one which has all the bells and whistles. The curly Q is about finessing your endings, letting the consonants and diphthongs work for you to create a complete phrase ending that springs into the breath and the next phrase, transferring energy and thought as it should.
For those who like the ice cream analogy, it’s the difference between a stubby soft-serve and one where the ice cream has that delicious curl that flips over at the top…
It’s all in the flourish!
The Curly Q