Every now and then as I type I’ve noticed the switching of letters in words. Ive casually dismissed it as my hurried enthusiasm in getting to the point, and in any case, spellcheck is such a handy little tool rt?
Predominantly I have always always always typed “the” as “teh” – and then I sometimes correct it or not depending on who’s going to be reading it ultimately. Seriously, that’s no big deal?
And then along came “some” – it morphed to “soem” for me. Again I brushed it aside as a minor anomaly. My fingers could never follow directions from the brain as I never really learnt to type or didn’t ace that keyboarding sessions that never happened in Chennai. Why would a medic ever need to learn to type. Duh! So as the years went by and life threw me into tangential paths, I accepted the computer and the keyboard into my life. Typing doesnt come naturally to me, am the proclaimed ‘2 finger typist’ [as dramatic as you would title a tabloid – the one-eyed milkman, or the caretaker with the tattoo] But I am good. I am so good that I beat my daughter – and before you scoff, she was taught keyboarding and is quite the skilled one, so much that my son bribes her to type his homework. Amazing speeds she wraps up her assignments, and she drops her mouth when I hit the keys! aha!!
These days I can’t help but notice that the switcheroo is becoming painfully evident. Am typing
knwo, thme, iwth, and more such lame stuff. The trained eye, conveniently switches the words and reads them right, and unless am looking for mistakes, I don’t even spot them!
I am a stickler for spelling and grammar and hate the new chat lingo that’s forcing folks to forget the beauty of the English language, so for me to do this is mortification indeed…
So I have to ask myself – Am I becoming dyslexic?
As I would normally do, I googled and found this. – ok, it’s Wikipedia, but still…
Letter order – Dyslexics may also reverse the order of two letters
especially when the final, incorrect, word looks similar to the intended
(e.g., spelling “dose” instead of “does”).
Here’s one more .
This si completely crushing me [see, I typed ‘si’ instead of ‘is’] – I mean, seriously, can one become dyslexic?
..and considering my track record of wanting to keep experimenting various fields of study and work in my ever so tiny span of life, I thought I had adult ADD.
Sure, why not offer my services at Johns Hopkins, who really cares which side of the fence I am on…