Quote for the Day on Reddit r/shorthand

https://www.reddit.com/r/shorthand/ just started a quote for the day challenge. Format still very experimental. List of quotes given for the week, then people either do several at once, or one quote per page in several systems. State whether you want comments or not. It’s neat seeing different people write the same thing in the same system….

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Quotes Jan 1-3 2020

I put quotes at random in my calendar. It’s eerie how often the quote of the day applies to what actually happens. Comments welcome. If you can’t read it, then Future Me won’t be able to either.  

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Achievement Unlocked

I just wrote out the last new theory lesson for the fourth and final time. Go me! I’m a long way from reliable meeting notes, even not verbatim, but I’m pretty good at journalling with it. I’m probably 30-50 wpm depending on the vocabulary and how confident I need to be that I can read…

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Elven Prince

A short story I told at Open Mic this fall. It’s based on a story I read years ago, that I can’t find anymore, so I don’t know how much is plagiarized vs my own work. Elven Prince — In Gregg Simplified Shorthand The goal is readable for Simplified, but some DJS and Anni might have…

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Green Eggs and Ham

Someone issued a Dr Seuss challenge… Green Eggs and Ham — In Gregg Simplified Shorthand My goal is readable by Simplified. There’s probably some DJS and maybe a bit of Anni (only where it the Simplified version really annoys me). Comments welcome. If you can read it, then I’ll be able to read it years from…

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Another difficult pair: Prosecute and Persecute

They have similar but very distinct meanings, so context won’t help. The dictionary says PRSC and PRSECEUT — either outline would work equally well for either word. The official choice makes sense historically. Prosecute is a legal term, and would have been used much more often, so it got a brief form and persecute is…

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Challenge: All the Rules in a Few(ish) Sentences

The Reddit shorthand group (https://www.reddit.com/r/shorthand/ ) has all of the rules in Forkner in 8 sentences, from the textbook. (It’s somewhere on this site, too.) That’s a bit optimistic for Gregg, but it’s a neat challenge. Can we do it in one sentence per group of lessons? Maybe a very short paragraph. Bonus points if…

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