Day 217 Shorthand… only works if you understand it

Today at church, having an outdoor service people needed to have the lyrics provided for them. The sheet we were given wasn’t the full lyrics but rather the shorthand. While I didn’t have any trouble with it some people did. Which got me to thinking about how often people use abbreviations that make to themselves at the time but later they can’t always remember what abbreviations stand for. In fact one of my recent projects has been to read through some of my college notes. Some of it is in short hand. Some of it still makes sense. Some makes sense within the context of what is around it. Some of it, I have no idea. So some advice… create a legend somewhere that makes shorthand legible.

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