10 Words Canadians Use That Americans Don’t Understand

10 Things Canadians Say That Americans Don’t Understand   While Canadians and Americans can sound very much alike (depending which province you are from), there are certain terms that pop up only in Canadian culture that would sound completely foreign to an American’s ears.  This goes beyond “eh” and “toque,” with many words used in daily…

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What Does a Closed Captioner Do?

What Does a Closed Captioner Do? Article sourced with permission from – Stenofabulous — You’re a What? What is That? I’ve been a captioner for close to a year now. When I meet people, and they ask me what I do for a living, trying to explain my job to them can be really hard, people…

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Debate Night: Relaying the Message with Closed Captioning

Debate Night: Relaying the Message with Closed Captioning   One of the hardest forms of stenography comes in the form of live television captioning.  It is a field reserved for the best of the best… those who can achieve a consistent and astronomically high accuracy rate, have a knack for remembering minute details from the…

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Meet North America’s Fastest Stenographer

photo credit: Edmonton Journal Meet North America’s Fastest Stenographer   280 words per minute, Jeffrey Weigl wins top speed award at the 2016 NCRA Convention.   At the beginning of September, word was released and the story spread wide across Canada about the fastest hands in North America.  The champion of the NCRA annual speed…

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Captioning The Tragically Hip

image credit: CBC Captioning The Tragically Hip   I check my email.  There is my schedule from work for the week ahead.   I pretty much already know what to expect…we’re in the second and final week of the Rio Olympics.  Upon a cursory glance, no surprise there, Olympics, Olympics, and more Olympics all week. But…

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TCG Recipe of the Month – Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

adapted from Damn Delicious TCG Recipe of the Month  – Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe Highlights high in fiber high in protein gluten-friendly Vitamin A Here at TCG, we love fall. The colours, the changing of the leaves, and the smell of delicious, spiced home-cooking fill the air.  One thing you’ll never find a shortage of…

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How TV Captions Get from A Captioner’s Brain to You

How TV Captions Get from A Captioner’s Brain to You Article sourced with permission from – Stenofabulous — Inquiring Minds Want to Know I really love it when readers leave comments on my posts. You know that feeling when you get a package in the mail? Yeah, that’s what it’s like for me when I…

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A Change of Pace

A Change of Pace How a Captioner Prepares for the Massive 2016 Rio Olympic Games   The Olympics are here! The Olympics are here! via GIPHY As a captioner, I look forward to covering the Olympics. Up until a couple years ago, I was a sports captioner, recently switching to captioning the news. I was…

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Did You Know? The Numbers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Did You Know?  The Numbers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be the most live-coverage Olympics ever held, with more ways than ever before to watch, stream, and share. As Rio de Janeiro is only one hour ahead of the Eastern time zone, North Americans will be more connected…

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