Friday, May 1, 2009

The Curious Case of the Misplaced World

Oops. I meant 'word'.

This has been happening to me with increasing frequency. My mind tells my fingers to write one word, but instead they end up typing a completely different one! It's not a typo. It's like my brains and hand are disconnected.

Today, I was writing an email in which I meant to write 'looking out my window'... it ended up as 'looking out my winter'.

Is this just me? Do I have wrong-word-itis? Is my hand struggling for power against my mind? And is there a cure?

(Oh - happy May Day!)


Nancy J. Parra said...

Ugh- I do this, too. More than I'd like to admit. I blame it on the typo gremlin (Fred) who lives somewhere between my keyboard and the screen.

Happy May Day!

Meg said...

I've been doing that more and more recently. I think I'm trying to type too fast.

Marsha said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one doing this!

Nixy Valentine said...

I frequently type "Christ" when I mean "Chris". (Probably because I swear more than I write to my brother Christopher. -- but this leads to some awkward moments.)

Also: "studio" when I mean "stupid".

Also: "forum" when I mean "form".

I can type faster than I can think.