Memo About Your Memory

Our memory: we sometimes bless it and sometimes curse it. However, what do you know about that part of your mind? Transcribed by me Centennial Gregg, here is what some experts say. Attachment: memo-about-your-memory.pdf

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A Home Town Is Born

This is an interesting account of what happened when a company town was sold to its tenants. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: a-home-town-is-born.pdf

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I Keep Hearing Voices

This amusing article by American actress and author Cornelia Otis Skinner examines how people use different kinds of voices for different purposes and occasions; here it is transcribed by yours truly in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: i-keep-hearing-voices.pdf

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-stic, -tique

Hello, In Senecal/Anniversary, I see that there is a disjoined -st suffix for -stic/stique, and a disjoined A (is it really an A-circle?) for -tique. I would have two questions : 1/Senecal says that critique and pratique should not be applied the -tique suffix. I can’t figure out why, especially given that the English version…

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E in re-

Hello, I had to write “revenu” today and wasn’t sure whether to include either or even any of the two E-circles. Sénécal writes revenu R-V-E-N-U, while the Gregg Shorthand Dictionary does the exact opposite (r-E-vnu). However I’m a bit confused because the dictionary gives revenue as rEvnu, but then revere is rvEr, reverse is rvEs,…

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French: envisageable

Hello, I’m not really happy about the French word “envisageable” striding three entire lines on my notepad, but I can’t find any sensible way to shorten it. I can’t leave ou the B because the verb envisager also exists. I can’t leave out the J because then it would look like “invisible”. Any ideas? Thanks!

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-fer-, -ver- in Anni

Hello, I’m having difficulty writing “couverture” the Anniversary (Sénécal) way. My V invariably tends to straighten up because of the reverse motion used to write the following circle. Would you have any tip to help keep a nice V/F curve followed by reverse circle and avoid getting something that looks more like J/CH (my problem…

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Shorthand speed vs. keyboard typing speed

Hello, I was talking to a family member who studies in college. He was explaining that most students take their laptops in class and simply type the oral lectures given by teachers directly on their laptops, because their typing speed is much faster than their note-taking speed. According to him, he can type about 4…

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