Here is a question. In Gregg, words are spelled as they are sounded. Is there an "official" ruling for words that are sounded differently based upon the dialect of your region. For example, right out of the gate, the manual tells you to spell "calm" as "c-a-m" because the "l" is silent. Not in Indiana. Same can be said for "palm." Then there was the word that I just could not decipher to save my life. When I finally found it in the dictionary, I was scratching my head. Where I come from, the word "garage" end with a "j" sound, not a "ch."

So what is the concensus? Are we all New Englander's when we take shorthand?

(by Fred for group greggshorthand)