I realize the question is *similar* to here
, and here
, all of which I enjoyed reading, but never found much related to my *specific* question...(bear with me)
I can't spell "restaraunt." I want to put the "u" after the second "a," not the first, and its ALWAYS been this way. As much as I concentrate on this word, I can't get it right, every time I want to type it I have to pause and think really hard (basically think through most of what I've typed up to this point), and only then can I get it right.
There are a few other words I consistently mis-spell. In particular: congratulations (default: congradulations - replacing the "t" with a "d"), also refrigerator (default: refridgerator - inserting an unnecessary "d"). These are the primary words I can't get, although there may be a couple others. Its only a few, though, and generally a similar problem as above - I get all/most of the right letters in the word, but not in the right places, and usually its just one letter that's transposed to the wrong place. I have almost zero trouble with the "i" before "e" rule, it generally seems random as to whether it happens with consonants or vowels.
I write a lot, consider myself pretty damn good with spelling and grammar over all (I haven't had to go back and correct one word yet in this question, for instance), but I still can't spell restaurant. There, that time I concentrated as I wrote it.
So, finally, my questions:
A) Is there a term for this? I don't think I have any kind of dyslexia or anything like that, but who knows - maybe a mild form?
B) Does this happen to anyone else? If so, with what words?
C) Is there any hope for ever being able to type restaurant or congratulations without thinking about it, like I do for 99% of the other words that are germane to my daily vocabulary?