Do you ever "analyze" your MyLot typing errors?
By The Horse
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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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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• Bangalore, India
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.
• Bunbury, Australia
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.
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.
• United States
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.