Why do I keep accidently typing homonyms instead of the actual word I meant?
January 3, 2009 6:37 AM Subscribe
Why do I keep accidently typing homonyms instead of the actual word I meant? e.g. Pear instead of Pair. Sometimes it gets worse and I write things which share even less in common like pardon and person.
posted by public to Writing & Language (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've done this for ages now and then and only do it when I am typing quickly and conversationally, in a direct brain to keyboard sort of way.
The second example reminds me of that little meme that went around a while go that started "Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy..."
Does it have a convenient name like typo? Does anyone else do this?