One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A typist qualified to take and transcribe shorthand.
assistant, personal assistant, pa, administrator, clerk, clerical assistant, amanuensis, girl friday, man fridayView synonyms
- ‘He left school at 14 with no qualifications and trained as a shorthand typist, a common role for men in the early 20th century.’
- ‘He trained as a shorthand typist before joining paper manufacturers James R Crompton and Brothers in the mid-1930s, around the time he married his wife Florence.’
- ‘They wouldn't have been able to entrap their victims or dispose of their bodies without a car, a relative luxury for a stock control clerk and a shorthand typist in those days.’
- ‘In her late twenties my mother became (thanks to the Pitman School) a shorthand typist.’
- ‘Carole, a former shorthand typist and clerk at Bury Brothers accountants in Accrington, was with her husband David, son Richard, 14, and his friend.’
- ‘Getting writer's cramp in the midst of What Maisie Knew, Henry James hired a shorthand typist and his style changed accordingly.’
- ‘For the past three years I had led a very prosaic, dull existence as a shorthand typist in a London office, and at the time of my leaving I had a fairly responsible job, being in charge of three copy typists who were junior to me.’
- ‘After leaving school at 15 she joined Barclays in 1954 as a shorthand typist.’
- ‘Born in Leeds, Gladys spent most of her working life as a shorthand typist before finally retiring at the age of 67, having lived in various parts of the country, including Harrogate and Trowbridge.’
- ‘Preston-born Mr Etherington left school at 14 and trained as a shorthand typist before becoming a lawyer's clerk.’
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