On Friday, I sponsored a guest post by Carver Eastdoor. As I explained in the comments, Carver Eastdoor was the faerie name given to me by Teagan, when the name-choosing-chart rendered me Flora Stargazer. Of course, several times when I tried to type Eastdoor, it hit the page as “Eadstoor” due to my fat fingers.
A few typos make it through to my published posts. My friends, David Pennington and Brad Lewis usually find them. What many don’t realize, is that spellcheck (in Microsoft Word) and the Editor catch 99% of my typos. That said, spellcheck on my iPhone, working in concert with my fat fingers, cause many typos in the comments I write and the ones I reply to. Fortunately, I can edit the typos in my replies. The ones that land on your blogs, well, nothing I can do about that.
My fingers aren’t the only problem. The keyboard on my iPhone is a typo-inducing menace. I’ve written about this before, and I even offered suggestions for improvement, but Apple ignored me. Since I remember my manners, I am frequently tripping over the keys around the word “Thanks” and <insert your name here>. This results in some comical combinations, and while only two have escaped into the wild, a few embarrassing slips. I appreciate the quick editing of the bloggers who corrected my worst faux pas. This isn’t the complete list, but it should give you an idea.
Note that in some cases, my typo is combined with Apple’s spellcheck to create a hybrid result:
|Actual Name||Typo Name(s)||Typo Name Augmented by Spellcheck|
|Mary||MRY (I hit Caps Lock instead of ‘a’)||Merry|
|Thanks||Thansk||Nathans (as in Famous Hot Dogs)|