Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 30

Medical Monday: Darvocet

Darvocet is classified as a narcotic pain reliever. The drug contains a combination of acetaminophen and propoxyphene. Darvocet was prescribed to relieve mild to moderate pain that exists with, or without, a fever. However, in November 2010, Darvocet was withdrawn from the United States market. Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: Darvocet= DAFR/S*ET OPTION #2: Darvocet= DAFR/O*E/S*ET …

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Nov 27

Court Reporter Spotted: 17 Again

Nov 27

Friday Phrases: And Phrases Part 10

and should= SKP-RBD and shouldn’t= SKP-RBD/-NT and he tells= SKPETS and he thinks= SKPENGS and he told= SKPELT and he understands= SKPENDZ and he understood= SKPEND and he wanted= SKPEPTD and he wants= SKPEPTS and he was= SKPEFS and he wasn’t= SKPEFS/-NT and he went= SKP*EFRG and he will= SKP*EL and he will go= SKP*ELG …

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Nov 25


“Be professional in every sense of the word…Arrive early. Know your stuff inside and out…This kind of preparation will give you confidence. But don’t forget to mix your confidence with humility. Knowing your craft doesn’t mean being arrogant. The preparation comes first, and then the confidence.” -Shelia E Love, Speed & Accuracy, Elsie Villega

Nov 23

Medical Monday: Cicatrize

Cicatrize means: “To heal or become healed by the formation of scar tissue.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: cicatrize= SIK/A/TRAO*IZ OPTION #2: cicatrize= SIK/KA/TRAO*IZ

Nov 20

Court Reporter Spotted: Gang Related

Gang Related

Nov 20

Friday Phrases

state government= SGOFT deportation officer= DPOIFR deportation officers= DPOIFRS fire alarm= FLARM burglar alarm= BLARM smoke alarm= SLARM wrong side= WRONGDZ jury deliberation= JIRD should have known= SHUFN which, of course,= KH-FX or WHIFX

Nov 19

Theory Thursday: The Most Commonly Used Prepositions (With Briefs) Part 1

Here are some of the most commonly used prepositions as listed by The Grammar Bible: aboard= A/BAORD about= B- above= BOF across= KRAOS after= AFR against= GENS along= LAONG among= MAONG around= ARND at= AT before= BFR behind= HIND below= BLOE beneath= BAO*ENT or NAO*ET beside= BES between= TWAOEN betwixt= BAOE/TW*IX beyond= YOND but= BUT …

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Nov 18

Steno Resources: Trial Transcripts

It’s a great help for students and new reporters to see what an actual transcript looks like. Being able to get a view of how all of the components of a transcript is compiled and presented is a necessary part of the court reporting learning process. A Google search of “trial transcripts” will lead you …

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Nov 17

Sitting Smart

Yes, I got the following advice from a pregnancy book. Still, the advice is relevant for anyone who has to sit for prolonged periods of time. The authors of “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” state the following: “Sit smart. Sitting puts more stress on your spine than almost any other activity.” The authors state …

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