posted on May, 15 2011 @ 11:48 AM
Originally posted by crazydaisy
I have always considered myself pretty good at spelling and
recently have had the same problem. I am older and thought
perhaps it was due to age. Sometimes I spell out a word and
it looks wrong - I look it up and I have it right - other times I
don't have it right. I put it down to overload or an age thing,
after all we look at a lot of words thru our life.
IMHO crazydaisy (and the pretty kitty) are right on the money. I too experienced frustration with mis-spelling of words and the increasing frequency
of this happening. This bothered me so much I spoke with a Dr about it. I was afraid that medications may be having an unwanted side effect upon
The Dr reassured me that all is well, and that keyboard dexterity is to blame more often than not. I thought about it later. The longer I've been on
the Internet the more sites I find that interest me. It's a matter of time before I begin to participate in threads on these sites. As time goes on,
I'm writing more posts in on more sites. With an increase in frequency there is an increase in occurrence.
At the same time I'm slowly growing older and naturally finding myself forgetting where I placed something or forgetting why I went to the basement
once I get there. It would be nice to be as sharp as a 19 yr old all our life but that just doesn't happen.
I'm confident you all may have noticed when you are writing on a topic that interests you greatly or in response to a bone-head statement someone has
posted, your fingers fly faster on the keyboard. Haste makes waste, in so may forms.
In one reply someone mentioned a Teacher grading papers being frustrated at themself for making errors. If you know a few Teachers you know their job
is not easy and their days are very long. People become more prone to making errors when they are fatigued, this is common.
I noticed this while replying in this thread: awareness & perception. I've made many errors while typing just now, way more than usual. I'm well
rested. But I've got this great big elephant in the room (so as to speak) staring at me as I try not to make errors while i'm writing about making
errors. As the infamous Pee Wee Herman once said: "..the mind plays tricks on you...you play tricks back!.."
Another analogy re: awareness & perception. You buy a used red Volkswagon. Suddenly you are surprised, it seems like there are red Volkswagons all
over the place! There are the same amount of these cars as there was days before your purchase. It's just that your attention to this minutia has
been recently sharpened, making it seem like the 'unique' is very commonplace. Increased awareness & perception = Increased frequency of occurrence.