Monday, February 6, 2012

Book Find...

I found this old shorthand book at a library book sale. It's about 3'' x 4.5". The first copyright is 1949 and again in 1963.

 I never took shorthand, but looking at this little white book I wish I had. It would be like learning another language, a secret language.

 Some of you may have actually used one of these books. It's called the Gregg Shorthand Dictionary and contains 34,055 word entries, alphabetically arranged.  According to the Internet the Gregg version of shorthand was first introduced in 1888. Here's a sample:



All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Amazing.

Counting Blessings:

                                                              #7 Church family
                                                              #8 Music
                                                              #9 Quail in the front yard

Have a great tomorrow!!!


  1. Posted by Pat to SUGAR MOON at February 7, 2012 1:02 PM

    I studied shorthand in school. I remember a few of the strokes! And, yes, it was Gregg Shorthand! That book was a great find!

  2. Posted by Maddy to SUGAR MOON at February 7, 2012 12:13 PM

    Wow!! That's pretty cool! Everyone complains about the shortening of our language thanks to texting and twitter, but it looks like this trend was started long before :)

  3. Posted by Crafty Sue to SUGAR MOON at February 7, 2012 9:52 AM

    I remember my sister studied shorthand and she used it too when she became a personal secretary to a lawyer.
    Very interesting post!

  4. Posted by Em S to SUGAR MOON at February 7, 2012 9:25 AM

    That would have been quite interesting to learn!

  5. Posted by Donna to SUGAR MOON at February 7, 2012 8:47 AM

    I remember that book! The course was offered but I didn't take it...wish I Had!!


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