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Did You Know? This Strange Script Was Invented to Make Note Taking Easier
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Did You Know? This Strange Script Was Invented to Make Note Taking Easier

Isn't it fascinating?

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In today's time and technology, making note of something someone says is child's play. There are just so many ways one can take down a few points now, be it by using a recorder or one of the gazillion apps that are available to download. 

But technology, in itself, is a rather new development. So, have you ever wondered how people from the bygone eras took down notes? Well, with shorthand.

Considering the fact that an average person speaks about 125-150 words per minute, it is nearly impossible to write down each and every single word one says. Invented during the Victorian period, shorthand became invaluable to take down notes, according to The EpochTimes.

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The shorthand uses two different systems: one developed by Thomas Pitman, which was widely used in Britain, and another developed by John Robert Gregg, which was used commonly in the United States.