Gingerbread and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

First a serious question:
If you are writing a word like gingerbread on lined paper (or any word with a lot of down strokes), is it possible to avoid taking 3 lines of space?
Second (not serious):
How does the outline of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious look?

(by chetjan for everyone)

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  1. How about intersection?

    Gingerbread = J-E-N-J-reverse E and a B intersecting the N. I propose this since I doubt gingerbread would turn up in "normal" speech unless you were a cook or author of children's fables. Of course if you were a resident of UK, the same outline I proposed could be used for "gingerbeer". Doubtlessly context would tell you whether you intended to snack or imbibe.

    The Julie Andrews word poses much more of a problem. Why not a brief form on the wing? The disjoined S for "super" above K-A-L with an F intersecting the L would serve. Should you do this, you should probably transcribe it soon after writing!

    If you persist in writing in full and don't want to cover 3 lines, make outlines for individual words written closely together. I'm sure you'd find an instant solution without hesitation should you unexpectedly encounter Julie Andrews.

  2. If you're taking dictation and haven't came across the word before and will write it out, then yes you can take as many lines as you want.  If you're just making notes or don't need to get down too much, then breaking it down or even doing the first part, is sufficient–as long as you can read it again later when you need it.    Anniversary does both with a lot of words.  Forever is F-Ever.  And others that are "abbreviated" are words like Magazine is M-A-G (I know in DJS it's not shortened). Debbi

  3. Just as an unrelated point of interest. I'm going to start CART work this September (captioning for deaf/hoh children in the classroom), and they actually DO recommend you make an easy way to write supercalifragilisticexpialidocious because kids being kids are going to try to challenge you 🙂

  4. Last year it wasn't an old joke, but with the internet now it is.
    But I'll relate it anyway. Gandhi marched all over India to promote
    independence from Britain, so he huge callouses on his feet.
    His health was often fragile from
    all the exertion. His philosophy was mystical. His restricted
    vegetarian diet often resulted in bad breath. I suppose you
    could say he was a–

    Super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

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  5. It'll start in 6th grade and I'll have one student I go to school with all year and throughout high school and even college if they don't drop out or transfer. It'll be an integrated classroom, since I have to write what other students say as well. The student gets my laptop while I sit behind or beside him/her and write. Then that night, I email a copy of my notes for the parents and child to know details about homework and stuff to review.

    I'm really looking forward to going to school again and watching a child grow while doing something fun 🙂

    Of course, I'm not 100% going to start in September… it all depends on when I can get my 180wpm real-time accuracy up to 98%. I'm not quite there yet… Might be a few months after.

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