Does your mind ever correct what you are reading?

@mommaj (22729)
United States
January 20, 2017 12:59pm CST
This is a problem that I have quite often. I sometimes read things that aren't actually written. The latest was your. I saw it as "you're" because that was the way it was being used. It was used incorrectly yet my mind changed it. I probably need an editor to look over my posts because now I wonder if I write things incorrectly and see them as correct.
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@MALUSE (39217)
• Germany
20 Jan 17
You should install
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Interesting. Sometimes I do, but usually for spelling.
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@Marty1 (32512)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Jan 17
@maluse I use Grammarly all the time, I even subscribe to it! But it does make some obvious errors once in awhile so I try to look over each post, but then I am not perfect either!
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
20 Jan 17
@Marty1 I don't think any of us are perfect. If we were there wouldn't be such sites to help us. HAHAHA
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@PatZAnthony (12573)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
31 Jan 17
Sometimes it does, but sometimes not!
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
31 Jan 17
I didn't know if that is something that is automatic and you either do it or you don't or if it is just once in a while that your mind does it. I think I am always doing it, but only notice that I am doing it once in awhile. LOL
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@PatZAnthony (12573)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
31 Jan 17
@mommaj Maybe it depends on what is happening around us also.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
31 Jan 17
@PatZAnthony That's so true. I can easily get distracted unless I am reading a really good book. If I am reading the house could burn down around me and I wouldn't notice.
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Jan 17
Yes, we all do that, mommaj. There is an article about that online somewhere. Let me see if I can find it. If I can, I will come back and edit the link into my response here. I am glad you are back safe and sound, my dear! Uhm... just as an FYI, I actually AM exactly the way I am on myLot in real life... I find it interesting you believe nobody is actually the way they present themselves here. BRB!
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
21 Jan 17
You silly goose! Now I know you are reading my responses in other places and you know I have no memory. I actually think I said most or maybe some and not EVERYONE. I have to get off of here already this evening because people are just making me mad! I responded to someone's post and then someone else changed the discussion to something else we weren't talking about. I guess I am still just in a mood. LOL
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
22 Jan 17
@mommaj Well, you didn't actually expect me to ignore everything you write on myLot, did you? I was in sishy mode for much of the day while looking around the site. I DID find the article I was looking for, but it appears scientists are fighting over what it really means when we can read words where the letters are not where they belong. (The original email many of us received was actually a hoax. And THAT is funny in and of itself!) I do hope you have a great day, mommaj!
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
22 Jan 17
@DaddyEvil Oh good. Now you are stalking...So we may never know what it means? Guess that is the answer then. It means nothing. So, I guess I will go back to bed.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Always. It's kind of irritating sometimes that I correct as I read a book that I'm supposed to be enjoying! I just can't help it. When I was in school back in the 60s and 70s my teachers pounded grammar and punctuation into us, almost literally! They all said that it was very important to know, that people would judge us by how we spoke and wrote, that we would fail or succeed in life depending on how we used good grammar and proper punctuation. It's not like that anymore. Teachers are just happy if kids read a little and can print, nevermind the rest.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
20 Jan 17
LOL. I completely agree that the teachers are not teaching grammar and punctuation as much. Then again, does it matter considering how ignorant everyone looks without fact checking? I love Reader Digest books because of the grammar and stories.
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@ramapo17 (23345)
• Melbourne, Florida
22 Jan 17
Isn't that the truth @mommaj.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
24 Jan 17
@ramapo17 Hope you had a great holiday and got to go up north some. We were in Va. for their first snow. Kids are so amazing. I loved how they stood in the snow and twirled around. My son kept saying snowman. He is autistic so I don't know if he thought snow was a snowman or he wanted to build one. His little eyes were so big with excitement though. It was awesome to see.
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@ramapo17 (23345)
• Melbourne, Florida
22 Jan 17
I always read what I wrote a few times before I actually post it. Sometimes, if I am in a hurry and my fingers are going faster than my mind, I will find some funny mistakes.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
24 Jan 17
If I look at mine I usually find interesting mistakes too. LOL I type so fast sometimes that my mind doesn't keep up. LOL
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@ramapo17 (23345)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Jan 17
@mommaj I am exactly the same way. My fingers go before my mind gets done communicating what to write.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
24 Jan 17
@ramapo17 I told DE that is why I don't talk much in real life. I don't want my mouth to engage before my brain. HAHAHA
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@Tampa_girl7 (25386)
• United States
21 Jan 17
I know that I constantly make mistakes in my writing.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
21 Jan 17
I am sure I do too. LOL My mind just tells me I don't. LOL
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@ramapo17 (23345)
• Melbourne, Florida
22 Jan 17
@Tampa_girl7 I do too but I try to catch them before pushing the send button. Sometimes I just don't see it. I think it happens with age.Sounds like a good excuse to me.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
24 Jan 17
@ramapo17 That's what I blame it on...
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@JolietJake (51086)
• United States
20 Jan 17
I blame it all on Trump.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Bwahaha. You won't like one of my rants, but you may not see it because it was a response in a discussion.
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@JolietJake (51086)
• United States
20 Jan 17
@mommaj A discussion started by my sister.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
20 Jan 17
@JolietJake HAHAHA. When you called her sister, I wasn't sure it was a blood relative. On this site you never know.
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