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    I took a typing course in school years ago and have worked at learning to type without looking at the keys as I went. But since I don't look at the keys anymore I freguently hit the wrong keys!!! Imagine that!!

    Sometimes the mispelled words create the funniest sentences or phrases!! I thought I would share a few!

    Should have been----becomes
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    Trouble shooting --- --- trouble shooing

    Quit--------------------- quilt /
    It took me until my 40's to quilt my mistakes

    are-----------------------ate /
    they ate free

    attach--------------------attack/
    Copy and paste my email address. Then attack your files.

    cut-----------------------gut/
    If you hold the template so it doesn't move and rotate your mat as you gut you will get accurate half square triangle squares.

    Lied----------------------lived
    My DH lied with him when I met my DH.

    And when I hit the wrong key to spell add -well let's just say I can't write the word here!!



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    LMBO Rhonda, I am glad that I am not the only one who does this!!! I type quit for quilt and vice versa all of the time, too :roll: And your right, when I catch my typos, they can be very amusing or embarrassing....too bad spell check can't distinguish those kind of mistakes :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Oh, don't worry about it.
    I swear I have dyslexia when it comes to typing.
    If I left ALL the mistakes from my typing, there would be no way anyone could read it, but then again....I'm sure someone could. lol

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    LOL...yeah, I can't write add here, either, :mrgreen:
    Not only do I write and have to fix, the craziest goofs, whether it's hurriedness, or just oopsy/goofy...I have sent two emails, to the wrong ppl lately.
    Good thing I didn't include stuff, like grandma's secret recipes, and such in there, LOL!
    too funny, Rhonda. I love it. :XD:

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    Well....I'm just sayin' that I need a new keyboard....the keys are sticking on mine... :lol: :lol:

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    My mom was a secretary for 25 years in our school system. I watched her type and wished I could do what she does. Speed and accuracy etc.
    The really stupid part is I have developed this habit of hitting the keys backwards. Left hand before right hand etc.when I want to do it the other way around!
    The silly thing is almost every time!! I go to write my name I get Rhodna! You'd think I could get my name right!!!!
    I asked mom how to stop doing this and she had NO idea!! Just need to slow down and think I guess!! I sometimes still watch the keys and then I don't make as many mistakes!!

    I have answered over 600 requests for templates now so you can see how many times I have written my name wrong and had to redo it!!!
    Very irritating!!

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    I'm a one finger pecker typer, but getting faster :lol:

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    That made me laugh. Most times my fingers can't keep up with my brain, and I end up with very creative words :lol: Sometimes I'll completely leave a word out. Oh, well. We all do it.

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    Now I don't feel so bad, I know I'm not the only one who hits the wrong key. :shock:

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    I'm probably hitting more of the 'wrong' keys than all of you now. My DH needed to get one of the ergonomic keyboards because of wrist pain. It has a huge space between the t-y, g-h, and b-n letters, as well as being angled so the middle of the keyboard is way higher than the ends. I used to be able to type fairly quickly without looking at keys, but this has turned me into, as Bev says, a one finger pecker typer. :cry: Otherwise I get typos in more than 50% of my words. sheesh. I have invented several new words while typing. Will I NEVER get used to this awful thing?!??!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Well....I'm just sayin' that I need a new keyboard....the keys are sticking on mine... :lol: :lol:
    I get most of my words wrong when I am tired. And no, I don't think I need a new keyboard, I need to shoot the Leprechaun that moves my keys around when I am not looking! Most irritating of all is when I constantly get the semi colon rather than the quote, because I don't stretch my little finger far enough.

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    When I was in High school. I took a typing class. The keys were covered. So I learned to type without looking and can go pretty fast. BUUUUUUUUT!!!! I also have a concentration Problem and I hit the wrong keys. But I also know when I do hit them,sometimes I will go back and correct, more often than not, I don't. The good thing about typeing without looking at your hands is you are reading as you type or I do anyways. You are right sometimes it is pretty funny, my problem is I leave out whole words. Go Figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelwoman
    I'm probably hitting more of the 'wrong' keys than all of you now. My DH needed to get one of the ergonomic keyboards because of wrist pain. It has a huge space between the t-y, g-h, and b-n letters, as well as being angled so the middle of the keyboard is way higher than the ends. I used to be able to type fairly quickly without looking at keys, but this has turned me into, as Bev says, a one finger pecker typer. :cry: Otherwise I get typos in more than 50% of my words. sheesh. I have invented several new words while typing. Will I NEVER get used to this awful thing?!??!?
    I have this type of keyboard at work and I have gotten really used to it. They got it for me when I started having problems with my wrists too. You will get used to it after a while!!! I can type on this thing pretty fast and I never look, unless I am working numbers on the 10 key pad. I work for an accountant and much of what I do involves numbers. It does help with the wrist problems etc. Now when I get home and try to type on they keyboard there, which is "normal" I have the hardest time. Home is ususally when I am responding to this board or on chat or writing e-mails to family and friends. (right now I'm at work, the boss is out of town) Then when I have to type on a laptop keyboard, forget it!!!! I hate using the laptop if I have to type much at all.

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    I love it. I have done some doozies myself. Just have to laugh and go on.

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    I have a French keyboard - the letters are all in different places and I have some with the accents for example. But Hans has a qwerty (I had to jump around to type that!) So if he asks me to check/correct a document he's written and I don't look what I'm doing - well, I end up typing serbo-croat or something!

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    At least on the keyboard we have a chance to fix our mistakes and inadvertant words. Many years ago I worked at a radio station, and had to do the LIVE tag-line at the end of a commercial. It was SUPPOSED to be "...and you can park free across the street." What did I say?? "...you can pee free across the street." :oops: :oops: :oops: I never did live that one down at the station. :cry:

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