I think too fast, therefore what am I?
September 30, 2010 6:42 PM Subscribe
What is it called when you make a mistake because you are thinking faster than you can speak/type/etc.?
posted by caminovereda to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm guessing most people have experienced the phenomenon of making a typing mistake because they are thinking a few words ahead of where they are typing, or combine words together into weird non-words for the same reason - your speaking "caught up" to your thoughts mid-word. Is there a name for this kind of mistake? Google-fu for such terms as "thinking faster than speaking" only came up with an entry in UrbanDictionary
for "thoulk," i.e. the result of such a mistake, but this only makes me more curious as to whether there is a (not made up) term for this common occurrence.