Will these lines and squiggles ever represent words to me?

teelineShorthand is a drag. I feel like I’ve forgotten everything over the last two weeks.

The aim is to get up to 80wpm, if I remember right. But will I ever reach the points where I can look at these lines and squiggles and instantly recognise them as words?

Reminds me of something Eddie van Halen said. At some point, you stop looking at your guitar and seeing frets, and instead see notes, chords and patterns. Awesome.

Practice makes perfect, I guess.

4 thoughts on “Will these lines and squiggles ever represent words to me?

  • Reply FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com May 1, 2009 at 10:18

    The only thing I shorthand is very long words

    Or common ones.

    Very becomes “V.”

    I did this in uni too.. or I set up my MS Word to automatically sub in full words when I typed in my own shorthand.. like b/ became between .. etc

  • Reply Sense May 1, 2009 at 19:41

    wow! it’s impressive that you are learning shorthand! that all looks like complete gibberish to me. what careers use shorthand?

  • Reply eemusings May 1, 2009 at 19:53

    FB – that’s a nifty trick, didn’t know Word could do things like that!

    Sense – Journalism, mainly, I can’t imagine any other professions that would need it. Definitely a handy language to master though, note taking will be so much easier once I can actually do this!

  • Reply Budgets are Sexy May 3, 2009 at 15:13

    Is that a Uniball pen? I LOVE love LOVE those. perfect for writing…

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