Planning to purchase a Gregg Shorthand Dictionary but…

Hi everyone!

I’d like to ask for some expert opinions about this tiny dilemma of mine.

I am planning to buy a Gregg Shorthand Dictionary. Thing is, I can have an $8 used Gregg Shorthand Dictionary (Gregg, Leslie, Zoubek) from Better World Books or a $3 Gregg Shorthand Diamond Jubilee 2nd ed Dictionary that’s immediately available to me here locally (being a student, trust me, it’s not very easy for me to get $8 as of now haha). However, I’m a little worried that they may have some considerable differences in the outlines. Or are they similar? Does Diamond Jubilee just contain fewer words? What’s their main differences?

Would love to hear it from you guys! Thanks!

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  1. Some outline construction rules in Simplified were either modified or completely eliminated in DJS, hence they are different. So I would not recommend buying a DJS dictionary if you're learning Simplified. (Actually, the DJS dictionary has more words than the Simplified dictionary!).

    However, "Gregg Shorthand Dictionary Simplified" was also published under the title "Word List of Gregg Shorthand Simplified", and I see listed cheaper than $8.00. So that may be an option for you.

    Also, be aware that different versions of the dictionary were published depending on the country. For example, if you see one that adds E. W. Crockett as author (instead of just Gregg, Leslie, & Zoubek), it is the British version of the dictionary, with outlines reflecting British pronunciation and names of places and miscellaneous abbreviations referring mostly to the U.K.

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