Misspellings (was Re: Irish.py)
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 13, 2002, 13:54|
* And Rosta said on 2002-04-13 03:12:40 +0200
> Peter Clark:
> > > Jack's mantle has, gratifyingly, been taken up by the returning Peter
> > > Clark, poccessor of extrenuous vowels.
> > Gee, I misspell one word and I am suddenly nominated to
> > replace Jack?
> It's not so much a matter of quantity as a matter of quality. Most
> misspellings are boring and slightly depressing evidence of suboptimal
> standards of literacy on the part of the author and sometimes also
> subeditor and editor. In cases like these -- 'dipthong', 'millenium',
> 'elegaic', etc etc ad nauseam -- the aetiology of the misspelling is
> obvious & the resulting spelling is close to what was intended.
I like keyboarding artifacts myself: the right word but the wrong position
on the keyboard, like 'rgw' for 'the', or the hallmarks of touch-typing:
the letters for one hand written a bit too early; 'elik' for 'like' if
the left hand is too fast, or the space having been pressed too early or
too late... deliberately missing keys that way are a nice way of making
throw-away passwords btw.