September 18 2019

New Word: ZINK

Steno New Word Logo CroppedZINK is an abbreviation for “zero ink.” It is a new system of printing that does not utilize ink cartridges. The ZINK system uses paper that is already embedded with ink. An image is printed on the paper via a pressure-based process that moves the ink around on the paper.

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September 13 2019

New Word: Slofie

Steno New Word Logo CroppedSlofie is a new term that has been coined by Apple Inc. It describes a feature that can be utilized on the newest batch of iPhones. The feature allows users to take a “slow- motion selfie”; hence the term “slofie.”


OPTION #1= slofie= SLOE/FAO*E
OPTION #2= slofie= SLOEF/YI

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January 12 2016

New Word: Poutine

Steno New Word Logo CroppedPoutine is the name of a Canadian dish that was reportedly created in Quebec. It is said that this dish got its name from the Quebecois slang word “poutine,” which means “mess.”

Poutine is created with three main ingredients: French fries, topped with cheese curd and gravy. The word “poutine” was officially added to Websters Dictionary in 2014.

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: poutine= PAO/TAO*EN
OPTION #2: poutine= PAOU/TAO*EN

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October 13 2015

New Word: Airbnb

Steno New Word Logo CroppedThe word, “Airbnb,” is creeping into American vernacular. Airbnb is a website that was established in 2008 for the purpose of helping people find or provide lodging.

Airbnb is an abbreviation for the website’s previous, longer name of “Air Bed and Breakfast.”

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September 30 2015

New Word: Returnship

Steno New Word Logo CroppedA returnship is defined by Wiktionary as follows: “An internship-like program for experienced workers seeking to reenter the workforce after an extended period, particularly in a new line of work.”

Machine Briefs:
OPTION #1: returnship= RURN/SH*IP
OPTION #1: returnship= RURN/SH-P

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July 14 2015

New Words: FLOTUS, SCOTUS, E-Cigarette, Texta and More

Steno New Word Logo CroppedThe following words are among the words that have been added to the Oxford Dictionary in June 2015: FLOTUS, SCOTUS, autotune, crowdfund, e-cigarette, vape, twitterati, Yooper, webisode, and texta. The definitions and briefs for the aforementioned words are below.

FLOTUS= First Lady of the United States
SCOTUS= Supreme Court of the United States
autotune= “A device or facility for tuning something automatically, especially a piece of computer software that enables the correction of an out-of-tune vocal performance.”
crowdfund= “The practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.”
e-cigarette= “Another term for electronic cigarette.”
Twitterati= “Avid or frequent users of the social media website Twitter.”
vape= “(1) An electronic cigarette or similar device. (2) Inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.”
texta= A felt-tip pen, often colored and usually wide-tipped for use by children.
Yooper= “A native or inhabitant of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.”
webisode= “An original episode derived from a television series, made for online viewing.”

Machine Briefs:

autotune= AOT/TAO*UN
crowdfund= KROUD/F*UND
e-cigarette= AOE/SGRET
vape= VAIP
Twitterati= TW*IRT/RAT/YI
texta= TEGT/A* or TEGT/TA*
webisode= WEB/A/SO*ED

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