Is there a medical term for my spelling goofs?
August 27, 2012 7:44 PM Subscribe
I am finding lately that as I type things in a hurry I'm increasingly misspelling common words. Is there a name for this oddity? Examples inside.
posted by sherlockt to health & fitness (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a decent speller and writer and have always been good at dashing off e-mails, documents, etc. However, lately I find I'm making some weird goofs that have me concerned. A few examples:
"He left early today to exercise at the jim."
"I hope they find a cure for that rare desease."
"Do you know which horse won the horserase?"
I notice these mistakes right after I type them, but it concerns me that proper spelling is no longer rolling off of my fingertips. Is there any kind of medical term that describes when a person begins to make these substitutions?