How System Changes are Made in Gregg Shorthand

Here’s an interesting article about how edition changes came about between Simplified and Diamond Jubilee.  Most were teacher recommendations. how-system-changes-are-made-in-gregg-shorthand pdf   Another interesting study, this one by the government: CHANGES IN GREGG SHORTHAND SIMPLIFIED AS WRITTEN DURING EMPLOYMENT–AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF VARIATIONS IN A PHONETIC SYSTEM OF COMMUNICATION VARIATIONS FROM “STANDARD GREGG SHORTHAND” IN…

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The Making of Books by Monks

There was a time when books were so precious that librarians chained them to the walls for fear they would be stolen. In this selection transcribed by yours truly in Simplified Gregg, the author tells us what books were like in those days. Attachment: the-making-of-books-by-monks.pdf

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Variety in English

The English language is spoken by about 400 million people as a native tongue, and by approximately 700 million people as a foreign language. The phonology of English differs from one dialect to another, and differences in vocabulary between countries exist as well. This article explains some differences between British, American, Australian, and New Zealand…

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Help with Sentence?

Hi guys, I’m trying to work my way through the Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified and have come across a sentence that I need help on. I get the second half but not the beginning. Could anyone help me figure it out? It’s number five. I think this shows what I’m really frustrated about, which is…

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Homemade Gold

The first chemists were alchemists who hoped to make their fortune by turning cheaper materials into gold. This article written in Simplified Gregg by yours truly explains how alchemy helped to develop the science of chemistry. Attachment: homemade-gold.pdf

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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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Thomas Jefferson’s Last Letter

This letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Mayor of Washington DC, Mr. Roger Weightman, was written on June 24, 1826. He wrote it using his left hand, as he had broken his right hand and it never healed. He was very ill: he will become bedridden two days later and die on July 4. I…

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