Do you have challenges with working out the punctuation in a transcription you’re doing for a client? It’s not always easy to know when you should be putting a semi-colon or a colon, a fullstop (period) or a comma and so on. I’ve heard the occasional person actually dictate when a fullstop should be used or comma, but not often.
I guess if you’re under 40 you might not have heard of the name Victor Borge but my husband and I were lying in bed this morning and something just got us thinking about him. We googled him and were delighted to find there are many clips for him on Youtube. Victor was a much loved Danish comedian, and a brilliant pianist, but probably more well known in English speaking countries for his comedy. I remember growing up listening to him on my dad’s 78 records. We used to giggle often at the sounds he made. Victor Borge passed away in December 2000. He had made his home in the US in the 1940s.
I want to share this clip with you which demonstrates the phonetic punctuation he developed long ago. Enjoy!