Monday, April 25, 2011

Lvoe, Barbars

Barbara: Tha’s hwo I sing my emials evry single time.

Friggin’ typos.

I know my way pretty well around the spelling, but there are words I typo every time. What teh hell? I’m all in the zone and writing my email, text, or Facebook message as fast as three fingers can possibly fly over a keyboard, and––since these formats don't auto-correct––I have to stop and go back 1000 times to fix teh same mistakes over and over. It’s buidling, not building. It’s not good, it’s god. Obvioulsy, not obviously. And friggin' teh teh teh!

And don’t get me started on the two words I maybe use most of all in my messages. “Love, Barbara” comes out every time as “lvoe, Barbars”. I may have even sent an email or dozen with this indecipherable sign-off. Maybe that’s why I stick with the untypo-able: xoxo (Although, real truth be told, I have typed xoxxo, or variations thereof—not the same issue, I know, but I aim for and like the symmetry of xoxo. So I even have to spell-check my acronyms and emoticons. Llo, *sihg*).

It’s exhausting! And why can I write “exhausting” without a slip of a key, but for teh lvoe of Barbars, can only ever get “beleive” on the first pass?!

It’s always soemthing…

DEb: it is so funny you should bring this up because I do many of these adding a few of my very own. I always have to correct lvoe and I also have caps in the middle of words. My fingers just want to. Wonerful isn’t it, how some wrods just end up with misSing letters and some end up with letters that wan’t to be soMewhere else? I worried about the fact that lvoe never comes out rigHt for me. I thought it was a weird thing, sOmething to fret about. So glad you lvoe to write lvoe the same way I lvoe to. KindEred spirits!
Lvoe, DEb

23 comments:

  1. For me it's not just the typos, but the curser moves as I type. At first I thought it was my laptop's fault, some odd little "by design" feature. But it happens on my work machines too. So as I am frantically taking notes at work, it jumps up 3 lines above in the middle of a thought to keep typing. Moo!

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  2. Tsumicat that happens to me as wEll! I will be typing away and suddenly the curser has JUmped up and ripPed half of my thoughts from the page!

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  3. So my computar has also been doing that. I hate when my curser jumps to another word and miss spelles it. But you got to love technology. I think my biggest thing is I will be typing something and not know it or not look and type the same word or sentence twice. That bites BIG TIME that's never fun.

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  4. My biggest typo frustration is when my train of thought is zooming along like the TGV but my typing can't keep up with it and chugs along behind like Rajmahal line in 1800's India. Then, words from the sentences ahead that I've thought through in my mind leak into the sentences behind that I'm still frantically trying to type before I lose the series of words I've mentally composed. I end up with funky, mutant sentences with extraneous words that are the vocabulary of colliding thoughts. It's like my brain, typing fingers, and keyboard combine to form a malfunctioning time machine.

    I'm also a lousy one for doubled words (e.g. that that).

    Barbara and Deb - Maybe y'all're just writing in LOLCat speak. Teh is a valid part of that language. :)

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  5. I've never noticed the cursor-moving-thing, but the slow-ass-fingers-can't-keep-up-with-TGV-mind, oh man, yeah. I don't repeat lines so much as miss writing down entire trains of thought!

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  6. Ha, this is hilarious. I typo the same words over and over again too. Why is that? It's not like I don't know where the letters are on the keyboard.

    Great post. :)

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  7. I have no problem with my computer but my phone is another issue. I try to add as much as I can to the dictionary but some of my messages are hysterical with the wrong spelling. But I assume since it is happening to everyone most don't even notice anymore. Great blog today and the funny part is that I was able to read everyone's phonetically without worrying about the spelling mistakes.

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  8. For me, being Dyslexic (which I had to have my spell check check for me cause I can't spell it) has always been a mixed blessing. The good thing is I can read this and not see the typos. The bad thing is I can read this and not see the typos. lol :)

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  9. Horray it isnt' jsut me. I alwasy get my mords wixed up. Seriously the only typo on purpose there was words mixed up, and I just wrote porpoise.

    It's the worst with IM or txt conversations though. I always hit enter/send than see the mistake.

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  10. lol, thanks, guys!! Really. Thanks for sharing the support and the typos. I feel the love and the laughs :) (love "porpoise"!)

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  11. Typos never worry me. As long as I can make sense of what's being said (and generally, I can), it's all good. Ironically, it's always incorrect punctuation and grammar that gets me haha.

    Tsumicat, Deb, and Lyndsie: do you all use laptops with touchpads? I used to have the same problem with the cursor-moving thing, then I realised it was because I kept accidentally tapping the touchpad as I typed, so the mouse was being clicked in random parts of my paragraph and I was continuing my typing wherever it landed. Some touchpads are particularly sensitive so you don't even need to fully touch it for the cursor to move. I have disabled my touchpad to stop this from happening, and use a USB mouse instead - so much easier!

    Elle

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  12. Elle, I indeed do have a laptop with a touch key pad. So maby that is why I have the curser problem. The thing is that I do have a wirless mouse that I plug in but I still have that problem with my curser jumping. I am starting to think that it's my computar but who knows. Like I said you got to love Technology.

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  13. Is your touchpad disabled though? even if you have your wireless mouse plugged in, the touchpad will still be working unless you disable it hence why you would still have the same problem

    Elle

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  14. Not sure why if it's disabled cause I honstly don't know how to disable it. I don't do computars.

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  15. Hi again Lyndsie, this might help:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5031366_turn-touch-pad-laptop-computer.html

    Hope it works! :)

    Elle

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  16. Aw, I love how you guys help each other out! Thanks for the info, Elle. It hasn't been a problem for me so far, but it's good to know there's a solution if it ever is (I do have a touchpad...) xo

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  17. I think everyone has problems with typos. My problem is a bit like Rigel's, that often my brain is working faster than my fingers. That's one (of many) reasons why everything I type gets read over so many times before being posted. I cannot stand the spelling errors!

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  18. Haha no problems, having two computer geeks for brothers was bound to come in handy for me at some point ;)

    Elle

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  19. I was just typing a email to someone and I remembered (by doing it repeatedly) the other typo I ALWAYS do! It's thnaks.

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  20. My biggie is living in Torotno.

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  21. Yes, Cheryl!!! I can never ever ever spell Toronot on the first go.

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  22. Tornont always gets me TOO!

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