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I'm a pretty good typist. I'm self taught, but I can sling words out at a decent clip.
I also have a fairly substantial vocabulary, and take pride in the fact that I spell well.
What I can't figure out is why I have such a problem typing the word "because".
Virtually every time I type it (including 8 words ago), I type "becuase".
It's like my right hand is just that little bit too fast going for the "u" while my left hand is headed for the "a".
I think I can blame it on Autocorrect in Word.
Whatever the reason, it's beginning to drive me crazy.
2/1/2006 4:09 pm
I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but I encountered a similar problem with the word, "And." I'd spell it "Adn," and Autocorrect in Word would fix it, but it became a bad habit. It worked itself out over time, but I think Autocorrect sometimes serves to augment certain bad habits, one can acquire on the keyboard. Sometimes it's the most simple words, which can throw us for a loop.|
A friend plays lead guitar in a band. Because he's been playing since the age of seven, guitar for him has become second nature, and he's able to pull off some really amazing solos. He told me that for a period of time, he had developed a mechanical problem with the guitar solo from "Let it be." It really pissed him off, because according to him, the solo isn't all that complex. But during the course of the song, when the solo came up, he would flub the same note every night. It was a great source of irritation to him. When the set was over, he'd storm off the stage in a huff. Ultimately, he insisted the band drop the song. This from a guitarist, who can play the leads from "Sultans of Swing" flawlessly.
I'm not sure how this might be germane to your situation, because you can't exactly drop the word from your vocabulary. Don't let it drive you crazy. Perhaps you should view it as merely a quirky habit of an outstanding writer.
2/1/2006 6:48 pm
I can relate (a little bit) to you guitar playing friend's situation as well. I've always liked to play the drums, and most of my experience has been in Brazilian Samba. Funny for an Irish/American I know, but if you've ever seen Brazilian women, you'd undestand. LOL.
The funny thing is, I've only been taught a few rudimentary skills on the drums. I can keep a beat with just about any type of music and make it sound good, but I always seem to revert back to one specific rythmn whenever I'm unsure of what to do. Once I'm there, it's almost impossible to get out of it. I have nothing but respect for real musicians. It takes such dedication and hard work to truly master any instrument.
"Sultans of Swing" no less? Aren't you a little young to know that song? LMAO..... just kidding.
Lastly and most important~ thank you so much for the compliment on my writing. It means a lot coming from a wordsmith such as youself.
2/4/2006 11:20 am
I agree. Habit and "muscle memory". The fingers just go where they want to sometimes.
Which is good in some activities, not so good while typing.
Always good to hear from you. Your tag-line leaves such a pleasant aura in your wake.