spelling of ‘ordinarily’

Any idea why it is spelled by adding the ‘e-circle -ly’ ending to the brief form for ‘ordinary’ rather than adding the ‘small-loop -ily’ ending? I stumbled reading this word and it seems that the -ily ending would have been more obvious since there’s really only one interpretation. Only thing I can come up with…

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help with “over th” vs “under th”

Is there a default for “under th”? I got stuck reading [ten o] which was intended as “to know.” In the process I realized unless there’s a preference for “though” using the under version (which is the way it is in the dictionary) it would be indistinguishable from “to know” and I haven’t been able…

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

This selection written in Centennial talks about American suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her efforts in organizing the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. Attachment: elizabeth-cady-stanton.pdf

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On Mining

Mark Twain wrote Roughing It, following his travels in the Wild West during the 1860s. This selection is Chapter 28 of the book, and tells one of his adventures when prospecting for gold and silver. I wrote it for the blog in Anniversary. Attachment: on-mining.pdf

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The Buffalo Trail

The Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is located in the border between Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Cumberland Gap is a narrow pass through the long ridge of the Cumberland Mountains that served as a key passageway for not only settlers, but Native Americans, and migratory species, such as the buffalo. A team of frontiersmen…

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Welcome to Our New Home!

If you’re able to read this, then you know our new home address: gregg-shorthand.com! 🙂 I will be updating this post with WordPress or any other blog-related information. If you have any questions about WordPress navigation or usage, use the comments below.

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“The Gregg Writer”

I recently purchased several issues of “The Gregg Writer” from 1930s and 1940s.  I removed the pages that were of interest to me, and scanned them for my files.  They contain a wealth of information, such as theory, word drills, phrasing principles, court reporting, etc.  The incomplete issues are:  May 1934, October 1938, December 1938…

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