Dec 13

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Diaphanous

Diaphanous is defined as follows: “(1) Characterized by such fineness of texture as to permit seeing through. (2) Characterized by extreme delicacy of form: ethereal. (3) Insubstantial, vague.

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: diaphanous: DAOI/AF/N*US
OPTION #2: diaphanous: DAOI/AF/A/N*US
OPTION #3: diaphanous: DAOI/AF/FA/N*US

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Dec 12

Rules Of Grammar: Pangram Sentence

Rules Of Grammar LogoA pangram sentence is a sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet. An example of a pangram sentence is the sentence that is often used in word processing programs, and other computer programs, to display the appearance of various font types: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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Dec 12

I Love Steno Tuesday Trivia: How Often Are New Words Added To The Dictionary?

Trivia Tuesday PurpleQUESTION: How Often Are New Words Added To The Dictionary?

ANSWER: According to Grammarly, a new word is added into the dictionary every two hours. The grammar source states that, “During the course of the year, almost 4,000 new words are added.”

WOW! How’s that for dictionary building? Who can keep up with that?

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Dec 06

Walmart’s Nuanced Name Change (Be Sure To Amend Your Dictionary)

Today, Walmart announced that they will be officially changing their name from
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc. This change is reportedly going into effect on February 1, 2018.

If, like me, you have Walmart hyphenated in your dictionary, be sure to change it.

Love, Speed, and Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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Dec 01

Rules Of Grammar: The Serial Comma

I, for one, am pro-serial comma. How about you?

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Dec 01

2017’s Word Of The Year

According to Dictionary.com, the word of the year is “complicit.” Dictionary.com states that its word of the year, “serves as a symbol of the year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.”

Complicit is defined as: “Choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.”

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: complicit= KOM/PLIFT
OPTION #2: complicit= KOM/PL*IFT
OPTION #3: complicit= KPLIFT

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Dec 01

Friday Phrases

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pull over= PLOFR
if I= FI
if I ever= FIFR
police report= PLORP
police reports= PLORPS
often the= OFNT
often this= OFNTS
black market= BLARKT
seat belt= SBELT
seat belts= SBELTS

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Nov 24

Friday Phrases

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lump sum= LUMS
lump sum payment= LUFMT
lump sum payments= LUFMTS
charge card= KHARKD
charge cards= KHARKDZ
it will happen= T-LP
standard of care= STOFK
standard of living= STOLG

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Nov 24

Dictionary Challenge Update: November 24, 2017

I finished the “L” words, yesterday. There are 80 pages of “M” words, and I have about a month to finish them, in order to reach my goal.

I have a strategy. I’m going to input all of the words via my machine first. Then, I’ll d-define them.

I’m going on an inputting bonanza this weekend! Lol.

Love, Speed & Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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Nov 06

Briefs And Phrases From National Geographic: Skin

National Geographic Skin
there is= THR-S
inside= N-DZ
itches= IFPS
aches= AEKS
miraculously= MIRBLG/L*UFL
millennia= MA/LEN/YA*
tattoo= TAOUT
amazing= MAEGS
situation= SWAIGS
culture= KLUR
person= PERN
all the= AULT
protects= PROEKTS
unites= YAOINTS
divides= DWAOIDZ
microscopic= MAOIRK/SKO*PK
cellular= SLAOUR
system= ST-M
you= U
navigate= NAFGT
extreme= STREM
customs= KUFMS
culture= KLUR what is= WHAS
ignoring= GORG
hundreds= HUNS
blush= BLURB
matters= MAERTS
consequence= KWENS
beauty= BOIT
morality= MO*RLT
ingredient= GRAOENT
today= TOD
Santa Fe= SANT/FA*I
color= KLOR
between= TWAOEN
flaunt= FLAUNT
event= AOENT
too old= TAOLD
energy= N-RG
personality= PERNLT
idea= Y-D
beautiful= BAOUF
arrested= ARD
supreme court= SKORT
nudity= NAOUTD
modesty= MOD/ST*I or MOD/STAO*E
busy= B-Z
tomorrow= TOM
is it= ST-
organ= GORN
body= BOED
largest= LARJT
primordial= PRAOI/MORD/A*L
oceans= OEGSZ
churned= KHURND
utterly= UT/*ER/LI
has been= HAB
fragile= FRAJ
membranes= MEM/BRA*INS
evolved= EFLD
ingenious= IN/JAOENZ
feathers= F*ERTS
fur= F*UR
flexible= FLEX/-BL
human= HAOUM
version= VERGS
dermal= DERM/A*L
fingers= FIRNGS
toes= TOES
one of= WUFN
everyone’s= *EFRNS
anatomical= AN/TOM/KA*L
surface= SFAS
layer= LAIR
water= WAURT
proof= PRAOF
invader= VAED/*ER
minute= MIN
cell= KREL
factory= FAOKT
epidermal= EP/DERM/A*L
below= BLOE
dermis= DERM/*IS
jungle= JUNG
alien= AIL/Y*EN
planet= PLAENT
blood vessels= BLAOFLS
nutrients= NAOU/TRAOE/*ENTS
nerves= NEFRBS
millions= M-LS
glands= GLANDZ
throughout= THROUT
exquisitely= EX/KWIZ/*IT/LI
sensitive= SNEF
without= WOUT
would be= WOB
impossible= KBOB
complicated= KPLIKTD
ask= SK-
assumption= SUMGS
who you are= WHOUR
are you= RU
Indian= IND/YA*N
as soon as= SNS
Asia= AEZ
India= IND/YA*
thank you= THAUNG
Muslim= MUZ/L*IM
Hinduism= HIN/DAOU/IFM
represent= REP
Hindu= HIN/DAO*U
stereotypes= STERPS
about= B-
who are= WHOR
membrane= MEM/BRA*IN
designed= SDAOIND
nature= NAUR
ensure= KBAOUR
survival= SWAOIFL
intimately= INT/MA*LT
story= STOER
ancient= SHENT
journey= JOIRN
beginning= GING
anatomically= AN/TOM/KLI
thousand= THOU
on the= ONT
adaptions= DAPGSZ
anthropologist= POLGT
question= KWE
originate= AURJT
qualities= KWALTS
detective= DEFKT
important= PORN
evolution= EFLGS
direct= DREKT
fossil= FOFL
evidence= AEFD
Savannah= SA/VAN/NA*
animals= ANLS
to see= TOZ
baboons= BA/BAO*NS
African= FRIN
gentle= JENLT
morning= MORNG
very= VE
rigorous= RIG/R*US
think of= THIF
early= ERL
descendants= SDAENTS
environmental= VAOIRNL
challenges= KHALS
hominids= HOM/N*IDZ
one of the= WUFNT
elements= L-MTS
adaption= DAPGS
what happened= WHAPD
their= THAIR
fairly= FAIRL
primates= PRAOI/MA*ITS
Africa= FRIK
bewildering= BAOE/WIRLD/-G
variety= VAIRT
behind= HIND
pervasive= PAIFS
temperature= TEM
suspicious= SPIRBS
really= R-L
interesting= TR-G
fur= F*UR
comfortable= K-FRBL
conserve= SKEFRB
forging= FORJ/-G
actively= TIFL
million= M-L
years ago= YAOERGS
humans= HAOUMS
roving= ROEFG
hoofing= HAOFG
all of a sudden= AUFLD
ancestors= AN/S*EFRTS
lost= LO*S
millions= M-LS
today= TOD
follicles= FOL/KA*LS
miniaturized= MIN/TUR/AO*IDZ
multiplied= MULT/PLAO*ID
dissipate= SPAET
mammal= MAM/A*L
biological= BL-L
revolution= R-FLGS
forest= FREFT
populate= POPLT
planet= PLAENT
miracle= MIRBLG
sweat= SWET
contract= KR-T
expand= XAND
regulate= RELGT
evaporation= VAPGS
seconds= SEKDZ
fingertip= FIRNGT
below= BLOE
constantly= SKANLT
dispersing= DPEFRG
boiling= BOILG
responds= SPONZ
mysterious= STRAOERBS
touch= TOUFP
baby= BAEB
prematurely= PRAOE/MAURL
preemies= PRAOEM/YIS or PRAOEM/Y*IS
Jackson= JAFN
memorial= MAERL
hospital= HOPT
Miami= MAOI/MAOI
intensive care unit= SBEFKT
intensive care= SBEFK
germ= GERM
isolation= SOELGS
Tiffany= TIF/N*I
career= KRAOER
newborns= NU/BO*RNS
essential= SERB
instinctively= KBINGT/*IFL
babies= BAEBS
orphanages= OFRN/A*JS
when this= WH-TS
weighed= WAED
ounces= OUNSZ
bones= BOENS
path= PA*T
survival= SWAOIFL
elderly= LERLD
society= SOET
strangers= STRAIRNGS
taboo= TAOB
also= L-S
deprived= DPRAOIFD
opportunities= TAOUNTS
certainly= SERNL
inspiration= SNIRGS
recruited= KRAOUTD
massage= MAFJ
experience= XERNS
husband= HUS
percent= PERS
weight= WAET
massaged= MAFJD
advantage= VANG
depression= DPREGS
doctor’s office= DROFS
decreased= SDRAOEFD
simple= SIM
profound= PROFND
effect= FEKT
scientists= SAOINTS
stimulate= STLAIT
ancient= SHENT
brain= BRAIN
encouraging= NURJ/-G
connected= KEKTD
develop= VEL
womb= WAOUM
hand= HAND
mouth= MO*UT
sensation= SENGS
begins= GINS
surface= SFAS
nerve= NEFRB
fibers= FAOIRBS
specialist= SPIFT
signal= SNAL
specific= SPEFK
concert= SKERT
at once= TWUNS
decipher= DAOE/SAOIFR
communicating= KMUNGT
England= ENG/LA*ND
attraction= TR-GS
chemistry= KHEM/STR*I or KHEM/STRAO*E
chemicals= KHEMS
environment= VAOIRMT
perceive= SPAOEF
attractiveness= TR-FK/-NS
doctor= DR-
odors= DOERS
discharged= DARJD
mating= MAIGT
pheromones= FER/MO*ENS
typically= TOIPL
scientist= SAOINT
animals= ANLS
people= PAOEPL
what about= WHAB
saturated= SAT/RA*ITD
male= MAEL
volunteers= VOES
female= FAEL
subjects= SUBTS
knowledge= NOJ
they see= THEZ
video= VAO
choices= KHOISZ
involved= VOFD
computer= KPAOURT
menu= MAOUN
masculine= SKLIN
effeminate= AOE/FEM/NA*T
remarkably= RARK/BLI
latent= LAINT
hidden= H*IND
attracted= TR-KD
studies= STOIS
definitely= DAFL
private= PRAOIFT
to do= TAOD
actually= TWAEL
nervous= NEFS
New Mexico= N-M/N-M
inhibition= KBHIX
plenty= PLENT
very good= V*EGD
kind of= KAOIF
public= PUB
moment= MOEMT
jewelry= JAOUL/RAO*E
whatsoever= WHAOFR
necklaces= NEK/LA*S/-S
eyeglasses= AOILGS
imagine= MAJ
intention= SBENGS
organism= GORN/IFM
identity= AOID
it felt= T-FLT
acre= AIK
idea= Y-D
ancient= SHENT
beginnings= GINGS
there are= THR-R
revered= RA/VAO*ERD
on the= ONT
dye= DAO*I
photographer= FOEFR
Ethiopian= AO*ET/OEP/YA*N
traveled= TRAFLD
cultures= KLURS
practicing= PRAG
decoration= DRAIGS
documenting= DAOUMGT
scarification= SKAR/FA/KA*IGS or SKAR/FA*IGS
North America= NO*RT/MERK
translated= TRALTD
traditional= TRAL
contemporary= KPAER
modern= MOERN
Ethiopia= AO*ET/OEP/YA*
beautiful= BAOUF
endure= SBAOUR
decorative= DRAIFT
many= MAEN
cutting= K*UGT
inflicted= IN/FLIKTD
confers= KWERZ
milk= M*IBLG
honey= HUN/YI
celebration= SBRAIGS
nobody= NOB
ritual= RIFPLT
transition= TRANGS
boy= BOI
across the= KRAOTS
sisters= ST-RS
family= FAEM
do not= DO*NT
battle= BA*LT
person= PERN
commitment= KMIMT
amount= AMT
ceremony= SMOEN
genders= JERNDZ
initiation= NIRBGS
support= SPOR
community= KMAOUNT
passage= PAFJ
canvas= KWAS
express= XREF
myself= MAOIZ
womb= WAOUM
Asian= AIGS
urban= YURB
American= MERN
tattoos= TAOUTS
unit= AOUNT
Massachusetts= MAS/MAS
neighborhood= NAEBD
numerous= NAOURMS
trouble= TRUBL
tat= TA*T
battery= BRAET
guitar= GA/TA*R
uncommon= UN/KMON
Cambodian= KAM/BOED/YA*N
enclave= AON/KLAIF
Boston= BOFNT
years old= YAOERLDZ
parents= PARNTS
violence= V-LS
1970s= NEFNDZ
traumatic= TRAUMT
children= KHIRN
to find= TOFND
Cambodia= KAM/BOED/YA*
family= FAEM
downtown= DWOUN
brother= BROER
who is= WHOS
members= MEBS
common= KMON
somebody= S-B
desires= SDAOIRS
to be= TOB
lasers= LAIRSZ
warning= WARNG
nervous= NEFS
impressed= KBREFD
pulses= PULSZ
injure= JUR
cells= KRELS
tattooing= TAOUGT
amazing= MAEGS
infectious= N-FKT/SH*US
bacteria= BAKT
fluids= FLAOUDZ
blood= BLAOD
migrating= MAOIGT
eventually= VAENL
normal= NOL
blank= BLA*ING
good night= GAOIT
necessary= NES
I am= IM
decades= DAEDZ
patient= PAIRBT
projects= PROJZ
prisons= PRISZ
magnificent= NIFNT
Louisiana= LA/LA
police= PLIS
confusion= KWAOUGS
generation= JAIGS
biologist= BAOILGT
differences= DIFRNSZ
within= W-N
ultraviolet= URLT/VAOI/-LT
radiation= RAID/YA*IGS
millions= M-LS
became= BAIM
vulnerable= VUL/N*ERBL
pigmented= PIG/-MTD
equatorial= EK/TOR/YA*L
melanin= MEL/N*IN
evolutionary= EFLGS/NA*ER
molecule= MOL/KAO*UL
manufactured= M*FD
pigment= PIG/M*ENT
stimulated= STLAITD
sunlight= SUNLT
pumping= PUFRPG
NASA= NAS/A* or NAS/SA*
realize= RAELZ
northern= NORN
hemisphere= HEMS/FAO*ER
areas= AERS
equator= AOE/KWAIT/O*R
regions= RAOEJS
from the= FR-T
believes= BLEFS
lighter= LAOIRT
that means= THAMS
adaption= DAPGS
around= ARND
satellite= SAT/LAO*IT
observations= OFRBGSZ
on the ground= OG
earth= *ERT
rendered= RERND/-D
theories= THAOERS
correct= KREKT
reflection= R-FGS
science= SAOINZ
Nairobi= NAOI/ROEB/YI
Kenya= KEN/YA*
harmony= HARM/N*I
tropical= TROP/KA*L
contested= KEFTD
terrain= TER/RA*IN
consultant= SKUNLT
crusader= KRAOU/SA*IRD
problems= BLEMS
Mercury= MERK/R*I
alleys= LAELS
laboratories= LABTS
million dollar= M-LD
industry= STRI
she needs= SHEFRNS
vitamin= VAOIMT
bleaching= BLAOEFPG
niacinamide= NAOI/SIN/MAO*ID
although= AOL
educates= JAETS
beauty= BOIT
beautiful= BAOUF
smooth= SMAO*T
maybe= MAEB
painful= PAIFL
toxic= TOX
immune= KBAOUN
organ= GORN
failure= FLUR
enforcement= KBORMT
notice= N-TS
papers= PAIRPS
products= PROUKTS
surprised= SPRAOIFD
prefer= PREFR
married= MAERD
attractive= TR-FK
quality= KWALT
qualifications= KW-FGSZ
emerging= MAOERJ/-G
Kenyan= KEN/YA*N
virtue= VIRT
Maasai= MA/SAO*I
extremes= STREMS
exaggerate= XAJ
connective= KEFKT
tissue= TIRB
mattress= MAT/TR*ES
served= SEFRBD
begins= GINS
peaches= PAOEFPS
mirror= MROR
recognized= REKD
mother= MOER
doughnuts= DOE/N*UTS
neighbors= NAEBS
tango= TANG/O*E
dancer= DARNS

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