Shorthand users correcting words

The recent discussion of shorthand users (whether reporters, secretaries, or others) correcting words -- putting down what should have been said rather than what was said -- reminds me of some recent emails from a boss, which were perhaps not as shiny linguistically as they could have been.

And I thought, there was something to be said for the time in which it was more common for a boss to call in a secretary to take dictation and have her (or him) turn out grammatically beautiful, orthographically correct prose, rather than have the boss write out their own emails. Ah, "progress".

(by Philip for group greggshorthand)