November 1 2016

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

Trivia Tuesday PurpleQUESTION: What classic story do the words “Lilliputian” and “Brobdingnagian” originate from?

ANSWER: Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift.

Lilliputian, which means, “very small,” comes from a locality in the tome, Lilliput, where very tiny people lived. Brobdingnagian, which means, “very large,” comes from a geographic location in Gulliver’s Travels, Brobdingnag, where giants resided.

[Source: The Grammar Bible]

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September 27 2016

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

Trivia Tuesday PurpleQUESTION: How many languages are there in the world?

ANSWER: According to BBC, there are about 7,000 different languages in the world. However, most of the languages in existence are not spoken by a large population of people. The BBC states that 90% of the existing languages are spoken by less than 100,000, and 46 languages have a solitary speaker.

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September 27 2016

Which Millennial Actress Would Probably Make A Great Court Reporter?

naya-riveraNaya Rivera.

I just started reading her autobiography, “Sorry, Not Sorry.” In her book, she talks about her great ability for recall. She says that she developed her memory by memorizing scripts before she could read or write. Naya Rivera also states that she can remember conversations she had months ago word-for-word. If that’s not an attribute that would make a great court reporter I don’t know what is.

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