Do you ever "analyze" your MyLot typing errors?

@TheHorse (83330)
Walnut Creek, California
March 22, 2019 10:26am CST
I'm a hunt-and-peck typist. I make lots of mistakes that are basic typos. Then I try to correct them. I get slightly miffed when I realize I've hit Caps Lock when I meant to hit A. Sometimes, because I'm watching the keyboard, I'll type almost a whole sentence in caps without realizing it. But there's an error I sometimes make that I don't know whether to attribute to "old age," carelessness," or just some universal cognitive process: If I'm about to type two words that begin with the same letter ("helplessly hoping," for example), I'll forget to type the first work (sic) and only type the second. I think it's because I'm thinking ahead when I type, and sometimes just type what I'm thinking. Does that make sense? Have you noticed any "patterns" to the mistakes you make while typing on MyLot and elsewhere?
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@LadyDuck (214179)
• Switzerland
22 Mar
Did you notice the typo in this discussion? After the parenthesis you typed ...to type the first work... I think it should be to type the first word. I sometimes type a word following an Italian translation in my mind and I notice it's not the good one.
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@andriaperry (74813)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Mar
I didn`t see that till you pointed it out.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
Nope. I just left it and added (sic). Carelessness is my middle name.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
@andriaperry Me neither, needles to say.
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@Corbin5 (138463)
• United States
22 Mar
I have a tendency to not type the last letter of a word due to typing too quickly.
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@andriaperry (74813)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Mar
I do that and often its the "e"
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@Corbin5 (138463)
• United States
22 Mar
@andriaperry Yes, it is the "e" for me too. I haven't much patience for proofreading.
@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
Oh, that's interesting!
@wolfgirl569 (16320)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Mar
I do that one a lot. My brain can work faster than my fingers.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
My brain is slow. But my fingers are slower. Just ask the people I play guitar with.
@wolfgirl569 (16320)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Mar
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Mar
@wolfgirl569 I played with a couple of guys in their 70s tonight and felt "fast."
@marguicha (115417)
• Chile
22 Mar
I have noticed lately that I type twice a syllable. It is old age by all means
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
Do you make this kind of mistaketake often?
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@marguicha (115417)
• Chile
22 Mar
@TheHorse More often as time goes by. I´m sorry that I´m still bright enough so that I can be aware that I´m getting really old
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Mar
@marguicha I don't mind the intellectual decline. Maluse provided an IQ Test that let me know that I'm a genius. But I do mind the silly things I do that waste time, even as time becomes more valuable to me.
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@FourWalls (18602)
• United States
22 Mar
Ii presonallly nevre msek tyspoes. Ii dotn' konw waht your'e taklign abuot!
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• United States
22 Mar
Gosh, I love you! Thank you for the laughs!
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@JohnRoberts (78803)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Mar
Are you channeling your inner Patsy?
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
Wel, mayby I was hafing a ruff day.
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@May2k8 (8335)
• Indonesia
22 Mar
I turn off auto correct so 99% don't make a typo.
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@ptrikha_2 (13513)
• India
22 Mar
@May2k8 turn off auto correct in Mobile? I have not figured that out so far!
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
Iff I didnt correcttt my tipos, I would come off as a fu*ktional obliterate.
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@BarBaraPrz (22591)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Mar
Tapping airs? Wot tipping errs?
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
My sediments exactly.
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@BarBaraPrz (22591)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Mar
@arunima25 (16275)
• Bangalore, India
22 Mar
Many mistakes that I have made here are when I have used mobile and auto correction has done its mischief. I am good with typing with minimum mistakes but when I type too fast, I interchange the position of letters in a word.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
Interchange letters? I od thta even though I type slowly.
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@arunima25 (16275)
• Bangalore, India
23 Mar
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Mar
@arunima25 Are you laughing at me? Or near me?
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@ptrikha_2 (13513)
• India
22 Mar
I try to type correctly. Now a days, I do a lot of Mylot using my mobile, and the "autocorrect" often causes certain mistakes. Still I try to check and edit and correct later on.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
Autocorrect can lead to some amusing statement. You should just leave them in there!
• Belews Creek, North Carolina
23 Mar
I've always been bad about skipping words. It's worse when I'm writing something long and. My brain gets way out ahead of my hand. And then there are the auto correct errors created by my smart-donkey phone.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Mar
Smart doney phone. I like that.
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• Belews Creek, North Carolina
23 Mar
@TheHorse when my children were small smart-donkey became our descriptor of choice for a smart-a--. Bovine manure for bullsh-- And a few other creative work-arounds.
@JudyEv (157984)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar
I do have a 'pattern' and it relates to the one you make. I'm forever writing a positive instead of a negative statement. So I'll write 'do' instead of don't, 'can' instead of can't or I'll leave out 'not' so my statement says the exact opposite of what I intended. It is very annoying.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Mar
Oh, I've seen people do that here. I generally figure it out by context. Sometimes I inquire.
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@JudyEv (157984)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar
@TheHorse One lady thought she had badly offended me but luckily we worked it out.
@celticeagle (122744)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar
I do this when my mind is running faster than my fingers.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
Do you errors wind up similar to mine?
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@celticeagle (122744)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Mar
@TheHorse ......Probably.
@dya80dya (13409)
• Romania
23 Mar
I try to correct my mistakes.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Mar
This morning I seem to be skipping letters, mostly vowels, and then correcting my errors.
@vandana7 (70621)
• India
23 Mar
I noticed one thing if there is a phone call or some English music in the background, I tend to make a few typos. No has been typed as know. I left it deliberately hoping somebody will point it out. LOL. As far as grammar is concerned, I do have weak grammar. But some mistakes creep in because I would have tried to rephrase the sentence a couple of times and forgotten to correct something eventually. So editing is not such a good thing for me.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Mar
Yur English seems good to me. Once in awhile I get confused, but not usually.
@JohnRoberts (78803)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Mar
I have plenty of senior moments.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
My most common is going in to the kitchen or bathroom to do A, and wind up doing B instead, while forgetting to do A.
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@andriaperry (74813)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Mar
Yes I do that sometimes, I am not a typist, I taught myself but I have gotten fast over the years. I do make mistakes and sometimes I do not correct them, because I am human.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
I thought you might be human. It's the lack of fur on your face thing. Will you still be my...friend?
@Torunn (3998)
• Norway
22 Mar
Hmm. Some times when I want to write a word that I know how to pronounce but don't know how to spell, I'll change the sentence instead :-) But apart from that I haven't noticed any pattern
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
Oh, I've done that too!
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@TheSojourner (19804)
• United States
22 Mar
I think that sometimes autocorrect is what catches me up the most. And when I make mistakes and don't catch them before I post them, I get embarrassed that they are there. I, especially, lazy when it comes to typing anymore and use voice activation, and that's when I'm really in trouble.
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@TheHorse (83330)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Mar
I to use noise anticipation. Who wants too tripe when you can take a bandage of modern topology?
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• United States
25 Mar
eh..i forget a letter or so once in awhile. but sometimes it ends up being funnier than intended anyways
@marlina (83685)
• Canada
23 Mar
I try my best, but sometimes I do make typing mistakes.