30 September 2014

Fast Shrinkage - A Tale in Simplified

Fast Shrinkage - A Tale in Simplified Hi all, I wrote another Notehand lesson in Simplified, for your reading enjoyment and for some constructive criticism. This one is called &q...

Simplified Questions

Sorry, lots of questions: 1. Simplified Manual (First Edition) I have acquired the 1950 UK Edition. From what I have already ...

28 September 2014

two very random questions

(1) Is there a term or nickname for Gregg users? Greggorians? (2) I don't understand how the outlines for "maraschino" were ...

Angles and size of strokes for beginners

Take a look at paragraph 277 of the regular Simplified Manual ('Accuracy Practice') This paragraph illustrates the correct s...

24 September 2014

Outline for "happiness"

Outline for "happiness" Here is the outline for happiness in Simplified, with a pic from the FM manual: This bugs me, because  to my eye,  it seems differen...

23 September 2014

Dropping vowels

I wondered about the dropping of minor vowels in Simplified (although I'm sure this applies to earlier Gregg). The word "picture&qu...

What was the last shorthand title published by McGraw-Hill?

Does anyone know?  It would have been one of the Centennial books, I suppose, but I wonder what the very last shorthand publication was that...

21 September 2014

An odd publication from Gregg

An odd publication from Gregg I suppose this was a field that Dr. Gregg was also interested in . . .

Surprised - A humorous tale in Simplified

Surprised - A humorous tale in Simplified Here is an amusing story I "translated" from Notehand to Simplified. I wanted to share a reading piece for the Simplified readers....

Teach Yourself Shorthand (printed in London, 1943 and 1944)

The latest addition to my collection. The book is subtitled "An Exposition of the Gregg System for Self Tuition", and is authore...

20 September 2014

Lists of Gregg Books

Thought it might be a good idea to have a thread for booklists, just in case anyone is hit by the urge to make any, or wants to link to exis...

19 September 2014

Corrective Slide

Corrective Slide A clear acetate overlay, used to determine how close a student's writing is to the "correct" model in terms of shape, slant, a...

The jent and def blends

Continuing along in Simplified, I was exposed to the jent blend for the first time today. By itself it seems like jent/jend isn't too ba...

18 September 2014

For the Nostalgic Among Us . . .

For the Nostalgic Among Us . . . The spiral binding is plastic, not metal, so I'm not sure about the vintage of this notebook.

15 September 2014

Notehand brief forms

Probably getting way ahead of myself but I wanted to compare the brief forms in Notehand with their equivalents in Simplified and Diamond J...

14 September 2014

First look at DJS and Centennial books

First look at DJS and Centennial books A little while ago, I had said I would share my impression of the DJS series of books.  Now, my goal is not to offend any DJS fans. I am pur...

Notehand and Speed

I wondered about the speed limitation of Notehand, and whether it is as bad as reputed to be. Although I've settled on Simplified fo...

13 September 2014

Simplified lesson 20 - Credit Bureau

Hi, I was stuck in lesson 20 in the Simplified Manual. In the 2nd edition it is p88 #179 about a United Credit Bureau. I was going to ask ...

10 September 2014

Attention: 5 million Gmail passwords leaked to Russian Bitcoin forum

The hackers are at it again. Read the full story here . If you want to find out if your account was affected, click here . Anyway, it is alw...

Gregg Shorthand - New Rapid Course (1940)

I have received this book today. It is copyright 1940 by the Gregg Publishing Company Ltd (Gregg House, 51 Russell Square, London WC1) and w...

08 September 2014

Rader vs Rader

I decided today that the shorthand in Notehand is easier to read than that in the Simplified manual. I was a little surprised to see that th...

07 September 2014

Notehand: Covers, reprints and DJS - oh my!

Due to it being my first learning book and now having a place in my heart (does that enter me into the club of Gregg geekdom?), I'm loo...

06 September 2014

"Of all" in Simplified

In Simplified, the phrase "of all" is written as o-o. These are both upright, and it looks similar to a longhand cursive w. This...

Question about writing process when copying lessons

Hi all, When doing my writing practice, I tend now to look at each outline and write it as I go. I find that the constant reference aids m...

05 September 2014

Gregg Shorthand Simplified - Third Edition

Gregg Shorthand Simplified - Third Edition As I mentioned before , among the UK versions of the Gregg Simplified manual, a third edition was published by McGraw-Hill in the UK in 1991...

04 September 2014

Yet another pondering of Anni or Simplified

Hi all, Elsewhere, Carlos asked me: Do you own any shorthand books already, or are you looking for a series to settle with? I recommend ...

01 September 2014

An Estimate of Tolstoi

This Pre-anniversary article about the legacy of Russian writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoi appeared in the December 1910 issue of The Gregg...

Mark Twain

A small essay about Mark Twain written in Pre-anniversary appeared in the May 1910 issue of The Gregg Writer. Attachment: mark-twain.pdf

Aladdin

This famous poem by the American poet James Russell Lowell appeared in the December 1910 issue of The Gregg Writer and was written in Pre-an...

Your money

This essay written in Anniversary from the September 1945 issue of The Gregg Writer explains some facts about the printing of bills. Attac...

We have done it before

This piece about Commodore Matthew Perry's expedition to Japan appeared in the September 1945 issue of The Gregg Writer and was written ...

The Gimmick

This entertaining story written in Simplified appeared in the September 1956 issue of Today's Secretary. Attachment: the-gimmick.pdf

Penmanship Practice - September 2014

Penmanship Practice - September 2014 From the September 1945 issue of The Gregg Writer. Click here for a full view.