The Other I

February 4, 2015

Weather reporting

Filed under: Growing Old,Just Stuff — theotheri @ 2:58 pm

I have noticed as I’ve gotten older that the kind of errors I make when I’m typing have changed.  I don’t think, even with the help of the spell-checker, that they are reduced in number.  But they are different.  Instead of mistakes like writing “teh” instead of “the”, or “winder” instead of “winter,” my fingers seem to tell my brain that they already know what I want to say.  So instead of typing “arrived,” my fingers make up their own words and type “arround” — with 2 r’s yet.  If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may have seen some examples of similar don’t-tell-me-what-to-do wilfulness that escaped my notice and so did not get scrubbed out.

Today, though, I got an email from a friend describing the record-breaking weather in America that I would be proud to say I had authored.  Apparently, NYC has had two accumulations of 5-8 inches of “know.”

But then, may it really was “know.”  She’s settled down in her apartment with a book.

And maybe a glass of wind wine?

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5 Comments »

  1. iPhones etc have “predictive” capabilities. They try to predict and fill in what you might be trying to type.

    For instance, below I typed tea and my iPhone substituted yea. In addition in this explanation, I typed tra again and it substituted tea.

    Yea

    Maybe it’s not your fingers?

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    Comment by rayvoith — February 4, 2015 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

    • Ah, you are right – these electronic gadgets all seem to think they know better, don’t they? So now I not only have my two-year-old self to deal with; there’s Apple who thinks it knows best as well. Yea!

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      Comment by theotheri — February 4, 2015 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

  2. But they’re fun to read:-) I’ve collected a few.

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    Comment by tskraghu — February 5, 2015 @ 2:00 am | Reply

  3. “authored” ? I assume your finger’s meant – “written” 😉

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    Comment by lairdglencairn — February 5, 2015 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  4. i have enrolled my fingers to a luminosity course my mind is beyond restoration

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    Comment by kateritek — February 5, 2015 @ 4:39 pm | Reply


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