Reporting shortcuts and alternative outlines

I remember years ago there was a post with an attachment showing many alternative forms for words and phrases.  A few examples I can remember are [ta] for “take”, [tan] for “taken”, [u] for “through”.  There was congressional reporter vocabulary as well, and the document looked like it was typed on 8.5 x 11 inch…

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Cheating at Gregg

Some things in this world exist for no apparent reason. Here’s another. This is a (quick and dirty) video I did for a friend of a tool I built in my spare time over the last year. I taught my computer Gregg Shorthand and then I taught it to teach Gregg to me. In the…

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(Re) introduction to the group

Hi all, Just wanted to say, “hello” as I’ve returned to my shorthand studies and it’s been many years since I posted here (maybe ten years?)  I haven’t stopped using and writing shorthand since then, but lately I’ve been thinking about doing more research into shorthand theory and pedagogy.  I’m really happy the group is…

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Music and Health

From his book, Nerve Control and How to Gain It, Canadian-American journalist Henry Addington Bruce explains the effects of music on mental health. I transcribed it for the blog in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: music-and-health.pdf

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Appomattox: Epic Surrender

This very moving article by American Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, writer, and journalist Virginius Dabney, published 90 years after the signing of the surrender documents of General Lee after the Battle of Appomattox Court House, describes the events surrounding one of the last battles in the American Civil War. The signing itself occurred at McLean House…

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Why Is It?

One of the entertaining and satirical essays by American author and cartoonist Clarence Day, Jr., here transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: why-is-it.pdf

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Can Anyone Help Me Fill in the Blanks?

So, apparently in the early 1900s in Hawaii, people didn’t get birth certificates when they were born. Often, they didn’t seek to get a birth certificate until they were in need of services that required one. To get one later in life, they had to go through a court proceeding to basically prove who they…

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DEM-TEN blend vs. D

Hello, As I try to generalize the dem/ten blend into my originally DJS shorthand, I realize how difficult it is to keep it clearly distinguishable from a sloppy D stroke, especially when an i-circle has to be added to the blend. I even suspect this is why its scope was drastically reduced in DJS, am I…

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Memo About Your Memory

Our memory: we sometimes bless it and sometimes curse it. However, what do you know about that part of your mind? Transcribed by me Centennial Gregg, here is what some experts say. Attachment: memo-about-your-memory.pdf

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