Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 28

Inside Look: Closed Captioning At ESPN

Take a look at the inside of the closed captioning operation at ESPN. See why sporting events are considered some of the hardest content to close caption. [SIDEBAR: “Up to 300 words per minute…” Wow!]

Sep 28

Practice Video: Commonly Used Words with “L”

This video is great practice for theory students. Here are some briefs from some of the words spoken in the video: little= LIL along= LAONG below= BLOE children= KHIRN almost= L-M example= KP-M himself= HIMZ usually= AOURBL early= ERL leter= LERT English= GLIRB built= BILT special= SPERB already= L-R longer= LORNG carefully= KAIFL although= AOL …

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Sep 28

Friday Phrases

follow the law= FLOU first-degree burn= F-BD first-degree murder= FMD fire alarm= FLARM fire department= FAOIRPT fire fighter= FAOIFRT

Sep 25

Invest, Investigate, and Inspect Word Drill

Here’s another word drill from Steno Thing’s podcast. This drill is great for working out any confusion that may emerge when writing words in the “invest, investigate, and inspect” word family. Here are some briefs from the drill: invest= VEF investor= VEFR inspect= SPEKT inspector= SPERKT investigate= VEGT investigator= VERGT

Sep 25

Dictionary Builder: Estivate

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “estivate” as: “To spend the summer usually at one place.” Machine Brief: estivate= ES/TA/VAIT

Sep 25

Stenspiration™

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” -Maya Angelou

Sep 24

Jury/Injury & Related Words Dril

I found this word drill on Steno Thing’s podcast page.

Sep 21

Friday Phrases

point in time= PAOIMT point of impact= POIKT or POIFKT point of law= POIL point of origin= POIJ point of view= POIF power of attorney= POURN or POERN

Sep 21

Dictionary Builder: Acridine

Acridine is defined as, “a colorless crystalline compound C13H9N occurring in coal tar and important as the parent compound of dyes and pharmaceuticals.” Machine Brief: acridine= AK/RA/DAOEN

Sep 21

Stenspiration™

“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath you feet.” -Nadia Comaneci

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