The original question that started this thread, I believe, was from a long timer but a Morse beginner wanting to get on, or return CW after a long lapse..... anyway, So he will be sending slow at first. In a QRS conversation I am afraid I will fall asleep when the newbie op spells out everything like he is writing a formal letter back in the Victorian era. Then ! that is a time to use abbreviations of the common ham radio CW variety. This includes Q Signals. It is proper for me to say"QTH Detroit, MI" and not " "My QTH is Detroit, MI" the extra words are understood and not needed.: Spelling out everything sometimes ADDS to the confusion if there is QRM and QSB, Properly abbreviated text is sent faster and you get the message thru before the band fades out.