Does not compute. :O)
To: library user
Let me try to help...it's called a TYPO...a simple, common TYPO, made by millions of typists and bloggers everyday.
ONE THEORY: The "a" key is right next to the "s" key on the typical QWERTY keyboard and it is very easy to strike the wrong key.
Another factor could be interruptions of the typist, like screaming kids, or the boss walking up behind them, maybe the person has some handicap, like missing fingers; or a malady like arthritis...there are simply lots and lots of reasons for typing errors. Sometimes it's even just a simple mistake.
People type seated in recliners, lying in bed, and even in McDonalds. The "prone" position for proper typing that I learned in 1962 in Mrs. Johnson's typing class using a manual Underwood typwriter no longer applies in this modern world of computers; we don't even use carbon paper anymore. My typing course lasted the entire school year, these days most students get maybe one quarter of typing instruction, if that.
Luckily, most intelligent readers on blogs and discussion boards can pretty much figure out what the typist was trying to say, or type, and look for the content of the message, and not the typing errors.
Others just look for typing and grammatical errors when they have nothing more relvant to contribute to the discussion or thread, but just want their name to appear somewhere on the page. These same people would probably never be so rude as to correct one's grammer or pronunciation if they were in an actual, live, conversation with another person or persons.
The good news is, the world will not stop turning and this board will continue to thrive even with the devastating misspelling of "ancestor".
My computer understood it just fine.
posted on 10/09/2010 8:40:18 AM PDT
(You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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