Today I found in my bookshelves a Gregg Shorthand Dictionary – Diamond Jubilee Series; Copyright 1963 (in seemingly near perfect condition). I thought I had other Shorthand books that I’ve kept around, but must have sold them somewhere along the line. I picked up this dictionary at a used book sale years ago.
Anyway… I have been thumbing through the pages, refreshing my memory and trying to decide if Diamond Jubilee is in fact style of Shorthand that I was taught 25 years ago.
I came upon the word, “Downstairs” (page 85). Well, first I came upon “Down” and I thought to myself that I would have just done a “D-N” combination, but the dictionary actually spelled out “D-AH-OO-N” (if memory serves me correctly, I believe those are the sounds for the characters). Ok, so I thought I was wrong, I must have somewhere along the line forgot to add the “AH” and “OO” and jumped the gun and just did the “D-N” character. Then I thought about how I’d write “downstairs” and I would have wanted to just write “D-N-ST-R-S”. (wish I could show you what I wrote) But the dictionary pretty much spelled it all out as “D-AH-OO-N-ST-A-R-S”.
Do these differences suggest to anyone what version of Shorthand I know? (or knew…lol)
Thank you in advance,