Facsimile of the first Gregg booklet from Liverpool

McGraw-Hill did a facsimile of the Liverpool booklet, from 1888, in 1971.  It was sent to shorthand teachers along with an information letter giving some history of the booklet and the shorthand system. Here’s the cover, the letter to teachers, and the first opening page spread.                 Attachment:…

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Casey at the Bat

Here is one of the most famous poems in American literature, written by yours truly in Anniversary for the blog. Its original title was “Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888.” Attachment: casey-at-the-bat.pdf

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The Story of Basketball

The game of basketball has millions of fans all over the world. In this selection written in Simplified Gregg by me for the blog, you will find out how that popular sport began. Attachment: the-story-of-basketball.pdf

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Break Break Break – Simplified Gregg

So I have been a part of this blog for a few months now, and I want to contribute. I’m just mostly too embarrassed to put anything up; nonetheless, here is my contribution. Please critique to the fullest! This took me roughly around 4-5 min. to jot down. I’m still working on theory more than speed….

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spelling of ‘ordinarily’

Any idea why it is spelled by adding the ‘e-circle -ly’ ending to the brief form for ‘ordinary’ rather than adding the ‘small-loop -ily’ ending? I stumbled reading this word and it seems that the -ily ending would have been more obvious since there’s really only one interpretation. Only thing I can come up with…

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help with “over th” vs “under th”

Is there a default for “under th”? I got stuck reading [ten o] which was intended as “to know.” In the process I realized unless there’s a preference for “though” using the under version (which is the way it is in the dictionary) it would be indistinguishable from “to know” and I haven’t been able…

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