Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 30

Week 17: 13,000 Words in 2013 Dictionary Challenge

Week 17: 255 Week 16: 272 Week 15: 507 Week 14: 280 Week 13: 264 Week 12: 265 Week 11: 680 Week 10: 307 Week 9: 266 Week 8: 248 Week 7: 292 Week 6: 390 Week 5: 578 Week 4: 258 Week 3: 252 Week 2: 274 Week 1: 470 Entries Total Tally: 5858 …

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Apr 29

Medical Monday: Contracture

Contracture is the “permanent shortening of a muscle, joint, or tendon so that it cannot be straightened, flexed and extended.” This is usually caused by a spasm, scar, or the paralysis of the contracting muscle. Machine Briefs: Option #1: contracture= KAUN/TRAK/TAOUR Option #2: contracture= KAUN/TRAK/TUR Option #3: contracture= KON/TRAK/TAOUR Option #4: contracture= KON/TRAK/TUR Option #5: …

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Apr 26

Friday Phrases

extenuating circumstance= XERK extenuating circumstances= XERKS facts and circumstances= FARKS aggravating circumstances= GIRKS under the circumstances= UTS and under the circumstances= SKPUTS under all circumstances= ULS under all the circumstances= ULTS under any circumstances= UNS under no circumstances= *UNS

Apr 26

Stenspiration™

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”-William Faulkner Love, Speed & Accuracy, Elsie Villega

Apr 23

Week 16: 13,000 Words in 2013 Dictionary Challenge

Week 16: 272 Week 15: 507 Week 14: 280 Week 13: 264 Week 12: 265 Week 11: 680 Week 10: 307 Week 9: 266 Week 8: 248 Week 7: 292 Week 6: 390 Week 5: 578 Week 4: 258 Week 3: 252 Week 2: 274 Week 1: 470 Entries Total Tally: 5603 Entries Happy dictionary …

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Apr 23

Legal Vocabulary: Mandamus

A mandamus is a writ issued by a higher court commanding a lower court to perform a specific act. Machine Briefs: Option #1: mandamus= MAN/DAM/MUS Option #2: mandamus= MAN/DAI/MUS Option #3: mandamus= MAN/DAIM/MUS Option #4: mandamus= MAND/MUS

Apr 22

Medical Monday: Hemocyte

A hemocyte is a blood cell. Machine Briefs: Option #1: hemocyte= HAOEM/KRAOEUT

Apr 20

Steno Comedy: Long Writing vs. Short Writing

Here’s a funny comedy sketch about a court reporting family feud on long writing versus short writing. Lol @ the smoke coming from under the father’s chair.

Apr 19

Friday Phrases

right or left= RAOIFT right and left= RAO*IFT right hand= -RND right lane= -RL right side= -RDZ right turn= *RT right-hand lane= -RNL right-hand side= -RNDZ right-hand turn= -RNT right-turn lane= *RLT right-of-way= WRAE or WRAI

Apr 18

Rules of Grammar: Hyphenated Words

According to, “One Word, Two Words, Hyphenated?” By: Mary Louise Gillman, the following words are hyphenated: strait-laced store-bought waist-deep warm-hearted hot-tempered down-to-earth (when used as an adjective) close-knit air-traffic control mid-level

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