Tag Archive: Trivia Tuesday

Dec 20

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: Who Invented Punctuation?

QUESTION: Who invented punctuation? ANSWER: According to, “The Grammar Bible,” most scholars credit Aristophanes of Byzantium with the creation of punctuation.

Nov 01

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: 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 …

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Oct 25

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: Which State Has The Most Court Reporters?

QUESTION: Which state has the highest level of employment for court reporters? ANSWER: According to Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2015 tabulation, the state of Maryland employs the most court reporters in the United States.

Sep 27

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: 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 …

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Sep 20

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: What is the most widely spoken language in the world? ANSWER: Mandarin Chinese. According to Ethnologue, 1,310,000,000 people speak Mandarin Chinese.

Sep 13

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: What is the Latin meaning of the word, “disco”? ANSWER: To learn.

Aug 23

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: In what year was the stenography machine invented? ANSWER: In 1879, the stenography machine was invented and patented by Miles Bartholomew.

Aug 02

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: What two words are combined to create the portmanteau word, “endorphin”? Answer: endogenous and morphine. Endogenous is defined as follows: “(1) Growing or produced by growth from deep tissue. (2) Caused by factors inside the organism or system. (3) Produced or synthesized within the organism or system.” Morphine is “A bitter crystalline addictive narcotic …

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Jul 19

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

What does PDF stand for? The acronym PDF stands for, Portable Document Format. A PDF is defined as follows: “A file format that provides an electronic image of text or text and graphics that looks like a printed document and can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted.”

Jul 05

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

What is the only word in the English language that ends in “sede”? Supersede

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