Does anyone know shorthand?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by animalsRawesome, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering. I was wanting to learn, and thought I'd see if anyone on here knew shorthand. I put the book to learn Keyscript on my xmas list [​IMG]
    Anyone want to learn with me?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I always wanted to learn. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandmother was a secretary in the 30's and is really good at it. She tends to write everything in shorthand and then we end up having to translate it if we want to read her notes on things. I've never tried it myself, but am pretty good at reading it.
     
  4. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's cool that you can read it. Haha. Once I learn you can check and see if I'm doing it right [​IMG]
     
  5. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If I get the book for christmas, then you could learn at the same time as I do [​IMG]
     
  6. justuschickens59

    justuschickens59 VA Royal Blues

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    I've known shorthand for years - and used it for years until computers became commonplace. I learned in high school. I was a secretary when I got out of high school and took shorthand for letters, meetings, etc. I have been cleaning out closets, etc., and found an old Gregg Shorthand dictionary from the 1930s. I have no idea where it came from, but it is very cool. I think it is a pretty obsolete talent these days, though.
     
  7. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I don't know anyone who knows shorthand. I think it would be an invaluable skill for classes and seminars... and keyscript only uses lowercase letters of the alphabet, so it can be typed on a computer. [​IMG]
     
  8. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Mom wrote all her diaries in shorthand, we would dig through them but never could invade her privacy [​IMG] I would love to read it but I am sure it is obsolete career wise.
     
  9. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's cool that you can read it. Haha. Once I learn you can check and see if I'm doing it right [​IMG]

    I'm the same way with Spanish, I can't speak or write it, but I can read it.
     
  10. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's cool that you can read it. Haha. Once I learn you can check and see if I'm doing it right [​IMG]

    I'm the same way with Spanish, I can't speak or write it, but I can read it.

    How did you learn that?
     

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