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I Write Shorthand

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    A Shorthand Admirer

    I learned Pitman's shorthand in 1960 and completed the whole course only in six months and passed a test at 120 words per minute.  I have ever since kept in touch with it by using it during my studies in England and then in taking Minutes of meetings during employment.  Even...
    shareefmm9 shareefmm9 66-70 3 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    It Is Indeed A Skill

    I came across All1Rog's post on *I write shorthand* and I became interested in knowing about anyone who is able to acquire such a skill. Then I realise that I am also interested in knowing how many of us are actually bilingual. I attended a wine symposium in Italy recently. The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    A Very Useful Skill

    I taught myself Pitman’s shorthand, years ago, and have used it ever since for taking notes at meetings and on the phone and, occasionally, for making a private note, since so few people seem to be able to read it, these days. It is possible to take a shorthand note and...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Sep 26, 2009

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    A Rare Skill

    I learned Pitman shorthand at college in the 1970s.  I used to use it every day back then and for many years at work or just as a useful way to make a note in any situation.  It's also handy for secret diary entries if you really want to keep something private!!It...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Work Experience As A Stenographer

    A stenographer is far different from a typist. The typist work is to type the existing document or manuscript as the case may be. A stenographer has to maintain speed in his writing. He has to possess excellent memory power to recollect the strokes into English language at the...
    srenukasteno srenukasteno 56-60, F Sep 7, 2013

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    Pitman's Shorthand Reading Material

    I am delighted that many people are still interested in shorthand both for work and hobby. I learned in the 1970's but since starting my shorthand websites, I have discovered that there are very many people learning, and wanting to learn, but nowadays they have to study on their...
    blpuk blpuk 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    Well, basically I decided I need to write. Plain and simple.. So write away I will... I guess some where along the journey I lost sight of the fact that for the longest time I...
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    There are a few people in my class who draw/write on themselves all the time, and I would always think it was dumb. I recently heard some song lyrics that, for some reason, were so...
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    The flashing of the cursor is the worst part. Always mocking when a writer has lack of ideas. It never fails to make me hate it as it mocks me while writer’s block overtakes me...
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    RogersNursery RogersNursery 46-50 Dec 31, 2014

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    I adore writers,any writers or novelists for their passion in writing and expressing their thoughts and creativity :) their passion in writing inspires me a lot. I wish I could be...
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    What would you say if someone asked you why do you write? If someone asked What does writing mean to you?.. What would you say?... I don't know.. I don't know why i write.. It...
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    Write not until your head hurts, write not until your hand hurts, but instead write until your heart hurts, for it is only through unbearable heartache that we are truly freed.
    teacupgoddess teacupgoddess 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    Sometimes you want to talk to someone, but there comes a time no one understands you so you put your things on paper! I love to write, I can fill in my own words and you can just...
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    I'm one who likes to write about everything. I keep a journal and write about so much. I keep so much inside because I'm a private person, I don't like discussing my feelings with...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F Jan 13

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    For the past few days it has been present within me like some starved beast snarling and clawing at the walls of my mind. This need to write. I had a written a few words of sincere...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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