Long Live Halloween!

Just in time for trick-or-treating, an article about Halloween by Jane L. Hicks written in pre-anniversary that appeared in the October 1928 issue of The Gregg Writer. Attachment: long-live-halloween.pdf

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Hi, I’m a newbie!

Hi, folks! I am just getting started here and re-starting my study of Gregg Simplified. My motivation is my own enjoyment but I may have been given a nudge by Dracula, the novel if not the Big Guy, himself. With Hallowe’en approaching I’ve been looking for a way to frustrate vampires (I live adjacent to…

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Vowel mark sighting

On p. 15 of _Supplementary Exercises in Gregg Shorthand_ (1918) There is the following drill sentence : “The tenant says that he will have the lease signed and sent to us tomorrow.”  The word ‘lease’ is written as l-e-s, with the acute mark below the e, apparently to distinguish the outline from ‘letters’. This is…

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Cherry vs. Cheery

Why do the words “cheery” and “cherry” have different outlines in the Anniversary dictionary? It would seem to me that the “cherry” outline is the appropriate one for both and that the “cheery” outline is actually “cheerily”. Can someone explain this to me?

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Variations in the Anni manual?

On Andrew Owen’s site….. looking at Unit 4 of the Anniversary Manual….. there are some excellent pensmanship examples…. the ones with the dotted lines to show the slant of some consonants .. and a little further down…. diagrams of how to connect circle vowels to those consonants. When I looked in my copy of the…

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A possible exercise?

A long time ago there was mention of a speed-building practice in a thread on the blog: http://gregg-shorthand.com/2008/12/19/methods-of-attacking-shorthand-speed/ (Note: Link to the _Factors of Shorthand Speed_ document now kaputt!) The idea was practicing for a long time without breaks to force the fatiguing muscles to learn how do the work with minimal effort.  I am…

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A Commission Contract Case

This example of testimony dictation written in pre-anniversary was serialized in the February 1925 to January 1926 issues of The Gregg Writer. The key follows the shorthand plates. Attachment: a-commission-contract-case.pdf

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Gold

This essay by Mildred McGill appeared in the September 1925 issue of The Gregg Writer and was written in pre-anniversary. Attachment: gold.pdf

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