Gregg Shorthand Pins

I have been contacted by a retired business education teacher who has in her possession several Gregg Shorthand Speed Award Pins. She would like to give these to someone who would like to have them as collection pieces. There are a few at 80 wpm and 120 wpm, and several at 100 wpm. If you…

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confrontational, eyebrows, clothes

I needed to write confrontational and put an L in [1] but it looked odd so I checked my dictionary. The dictionary showed confront [2]and confrontation [3] but not confrontational. I think [1] is bad and so I should use [3] and allow the context to provide confrontational rather than confrontation.   When I write…

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homographs

(These questions apply to Anniversary, the one I’m learning) Are ‘also’ and ‘was’ written the same? And is that supposed to be an ‘s’ in both? If there is a difference, it is subtle. The difference between x and s is described as “slightly modified in slant”. I peered at a few examples and tried…

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S-L

Considering words such as slow and sleep….. I thought, right from when I was first learning, that it would be easier to write s-l using a right-S rather than the left-S which we use. It is much more “facile” (to use an expression commonly used in describing Gregg writing).  I quite understood at the time…

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Thanksgiving Day

An extract of the Thanksgiving Sermon: The Family as an American Institution, delivered by American clergyman Henry Ward Beecher, on Thursday, November 26, 1868, here transcribed in Centennial Gregg by me for the blog. Attachment: thanksgiving-day.pdf

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Welcome, Butterflies!

Every fall, thousands of Monarch butterflies flock to Monterey County in California, settling in at forest groves to wait out the winter. Though the butterflies congregate in areas from Big Sur through Monterey, their best-known wintering-over spot is in Pacific Grove. This area, filled with pine and eucalyptus trees, is the preferred Monarch butterfly habitat…

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