September 29 2014

Rules Of Grammar: What Are Nonce Words?

Nonce words are words that are created to suit one specific occasion. The phrase “for the nonce” means “for the occasion.”

Most nonce words don’t catch on and are used very rarely or singularly. However, some nonce words become part of everyday vernacular. For example, Lewis Carroll created the word, “chortle” meaning to chuckle and snort. This word eventually became accepted as a legitimate word.

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September 25 2014

Penny Wise & Pound Foolish: Paying Court Reporters

I Love Court Reporting Logo (Cropped)Court reporters provide a very specialized skill that is acquired through many rigorous hours of training and practice. After perfecting their craft, they rightfully want to be paid a salary that is comparable to their invested time and provided services; not to mention the financial investment that it takes to get to the point of being a start-up reporter. For this reason, many reporters understandably eschew working for a salary that is not commensurate with their skill set.

Entities that hire court reporters must realize that it is “penny wise and pound foolish” to price court reporters out of the legal industry. According to a recent WBTV article, state budget cuts (which have allegedly lead to court reporters’ salaries being cut in half) are greatly affecting Mecklenburg County’s (North Carolina) ability to fill court-reporter positions. The article states that low salary offers are deterring reporters from filling the vacant positions.

According to WBTV, a North Carolina attorney has astutely expressed, “not paying court reporters enough money could end up costing the state more in the long run. ‘In our case, there was a several hour delay where we were trying to make arrangements for a court reporter,’ said Monnett [an attorney]. ‘During that time, the state was paying the bailiffs, the clerks, the jurors, the judge, and all that money was wasted.’”

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September 24 2014

Steno Gadgets & Accessories: Portable Scanner

Xerox Mobile Scanner

Xerox Mobile Scanner Open Box

Xerox Mobile Scanner Out Of The Box
I recently bought this very cool portable scanner (Xerox Mobile Scanner SD). It has some great features such as: Allowing you to scan sans a computer hookup or software, scanning PDF and JPEG files to an SD card, and scanning to smart phones. The scanner comes with a padded carrying case, and it’s super light. It should come in handy on the job.

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September 18 2014

Practice Video: Psychology Lecture (Introduction)

Here are some briefs and phrases from the video:
fellow= FLEL
website= WAOIT
assignment= SOIMT
orient= OERNT
and I want= SKPIPT
to give= TOFG
evaluation= VAELGS
filmed= FIMD
resource= SRORS
details= SDAILS
videos= VAOS
internet= SBET
access= SKES
domination= DOMGS
fugitive= FAOUFGT
psychology= SKOLG
comprehensive= KPREFNS
animal= ANL
memories= MEMS
research= REFP
online= AONL
substitute= STUT
last time= LAFMT
semester= SMEFRT
exam= XAM
review= RAOUF
assign= SOIN
motivate= MOEFT
psychological= SKLL
in fact= NFT
anonymous= NOUMS
e-mail= AOEM
formal= FOM
motivation= MOEFGS
crazy= KRAEZ
scientific= SAOIFKT
therapy= THAOERP or THAERP
cognitive= KOFNGT
clinical= KLINL
aspect= SPAEKT
economics= KMIKS
at this point= THIPT
coma= KMA
English= GLIRB
physical= FIS
language= LANG
components= KPOENTS
continuity= T*NT
he or she= HAOERZ
intelligence= TEJS
aggressive= GRAEFS
summarized= SMAIRDZ
controversy= TROEFZ
attractive= TR-FK
devote= DWOET
notorious= NOERBS
bottom= BOT
technical= TEBLG
pronounce= PROUNS
predicted= PRIKTD
disorders= DORDZ
depression= DPREGS
anxiety= ANGT
explosion= SKPLOEGS
something else= S-LGS
faithful= FAIF
multiple= MUPLT
debate= DB-T
syndrome= SDROEM
delusion= DLAOUGS
idea= Y-D
you believe= UBL
gruesome= GRAOUFM
abnormal= BORL
expert= SPERT
fortunately= FORNLT
amazing= MAEGS
college= KLEJ
mysteries= STRAOES

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