In the next few days, I will be cleaning the membership list of this group from members that have neither posted nor lurked in over a year. If I erase your name by mistake, just rejoin the group.
Are there any Gregg Simplified dictionaries that are still in print? So far all I have found are used copies off of Amazon that were printed in the 50’s. I purchased two of them and am planning to have one turned into a PDF. Although it kills me to sacrifice a book that has lasted…
The group has been silent for two weeks — at least according to my computer. That’s unusual, even given holiday season in much of the world. May as well test the more-likely explanation — glitch. (by Cricket for group greggshorthand)
I found this really cool link while digging around for alternate English orthographies. Now English orthography is a real horrible thorny mess because the dialects have diverged so much that we really have the same number or kind of vowels anymore, there are overlapping sound changes, mergers, and some vowels have moved and taken over…
On lesson 39 in the Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified (2nd Ed), section 363, the book describes how you can abbreviate by leaving off word endings, such as omitting “oo d” at the end of attitude or “a t” at the end of duplicate. Examples are given for words ending in -use, -titude, -cate, and -gate….
What software (and hardware) do you find works (or doesn’t)? If we share, we can save each other frustration. iPod I miss my old Palm with the pointy stylus. iPods use fingers — big squishy, hard-to-pinpoint fingers. You can’t actually see the line you’re trying to connect to or retrace. You won’t get properly-closed loops…
Viscount James Bryce was the British Ambassador to the United States from 1907 to 1913. He delivered a speech in 1913 comparing Washington, DC to other capitals of the world. The full speech can be found here. An excerpt of the speech appeared in various newspapers and was written in pre-anniversary in The Gregg Writer….
This short essay appeared in many newspapers of the era honoring the heroes of the nation. It appeared in the June 1926 issue of The Gregg Writer, and it was written in pre-anniversary. Attachment: our-defenders.pdf
An interesting selection taken from the June 1930 issue of The Gregg Writer, written in Anniversary. Attachment: capitalizing-ones-leisure-time.pdf
From the October 1925 issue of The Gregg Writer. Click on the image for full view. Attachment: oga-oct25.gif