Quick brown cow

Am wondering if there is a sentence (or two) that is documented anywhere that captures all–or most–of the character variations and combinations in Gregg (any version). For example: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog contains every letter of the English alphabet. Having such a tool would put the rules into practice in…

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Interesting Interview with a Gregg reporter

I came across these videos recently and thought members of this group might be interested. Vivien Spitz was the first female Gregg reporter in the US House of Representatives and wrote Gregg at 260+ wpm.  She discusses her background and career as a (court) reporter, Gregg writer, etc.  She was a reporter at the Nuremberg…

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“Tin-Can Island” Comes To Life

The island of Niuafoʻou (meaning “many new coconuts”) is the most northerly island in the kingdom of Tonga. It has been an active volcano for thousands of years. The 1946 eruption was a particularly violent one and in December 1946 Niuafoʻou’s inhabitants were evacuated and resettled on the island of ʻEua. ʻEua and Niuafoʻou share…

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Undercover Ink

Throughout history, tattoos have played an important role in the espionage game. This article from history.com tells the story. I wrote it for the blog in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: undercover-ink.pdf

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“The 7 Social Sins” – Notehand

Here are “The 7 Social Sins” (also known as “The 7 Deadly Social Sins” and “The 7 Blunders of the World”) in Notehand.  This list was originally written by Frederick Lewis Donaldson, but is often attributed to M. K. Gandhi because he published it in his newspaper Young India in 1925.  For a key, click…

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I used my shorthand!

I’ve been reading shorthand for about two years now, after abortive attempts to learn about 25 years ago.  I’ve done a little writing, but nothing regular.  Mostly, I’ve been reading. This weekend I used it for real!  During a certain training session, I was assigned to be an observer, to notice how the trainee interacted with…

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