Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 30

Medical Monday: Bilirubin

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines bilirubin as “a reddish-yellow water insoluble pigment occurring especially in bile and blood causing jaundice if accumulated in excess.” Writing “bilirubin” on the machine, syllable by syllable, would be as follows: BIL/LAOE/RAOUB/*IN or BIL/LI/RAOUB/*IN However, a short cut that can be used is as follows: BIL/RAOUB

Jul 30

Stenspiration™

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” -Proverb

Jul 27

Currently Reading…

Comma Sense

“Comma Sense: A Fundamental Guide To Punctuation” By: Richard Lederer and John Shore

Jul 27

Friday Phrases

any further= NIFR any further discussion= NIFRD any further questions= NIFRGS or NIFRGSZ

Jul 25

RMR Requirements

The RMR is a certification test given by the National Court Reporting Association. In order to apply for the RMR skills test, a reporter must be a RPR and a NCRA member. In order to apply for the RMR written knowledge test, a reporter must be an RPR and have 3 years or current and …

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Jul 25

*UPDATED* Colloquy Designations

The traditional way of indicating colloquy between attorneys is STPHAO and SKWRAO. These are the designations that I have been taught in school. STPHAO for the plaintiff’s attorney; SKWRAO for the defendant’s attorney. However, after reading “The Deposition Handbook,” I learned of another way to indicate colloquy between attorneys that I think I will implement …

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Jul 25

Stenspiration™

“He who believes is strong. He who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” -J. F. Clarke

Jul 24

Conflicts: Bite, Byte, and Bight

Bite- verb; “To seize especially with teeth or jaws so as to enter, grip, or wound. Byte- noun; “A unit of computer information or data storage capacity that consists of a group of eight bits and that is used especially to represent an alphanumeric character. Bight- noun; “1) A bend in a coast forming an …

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Jul 24

Dictionary Builder: Banal

Banal is an adjective that means, “lacking originality, freshness, or novelty; trite.” The word banal rhymes with canal; therefore, I write banal the same way I do canal, except I substitute a “b” for the “c.” Machine Briefs: Option #1: banal= BA/NAL Option #2: banal= BANL

Jul 23

How Would You Like To Take Her Deposition?: The World’s Fastest Talking Woman

Fran Capo speaks at more than 600 words per minute; 10 times faster than the average person. [SIDEBAR: I would really like to get her to record some practice material for me.]

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