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Postby silverstreak » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:21 pm

Got to concur with everyone else.I type with two fingers as well but not
particularly fast.My main problem is that I sometimes can't find the correct
key.The other day I was convinced someone had purloined the p but it
was ok in the end.I found it under the sofa.
Dark in here isn't it.
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Postby bogieman » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:22 am

I just want to add my two pence worth here as well I have been Dyslexic all my life and my short term memory has never been goo so if I ever get Damenture I rather doubt if anyone (including me) will notice. Saying that I did speak to a doc about it and his advice is if your normal (and that seems to be the important word) changes then it does not hurt to have it checked out. There are a lot more things out there that can cause miss typing and stuff than Damenture. Eye problems and nerve issues can give problems and co-ordination can be affected by several things. I read somewhere that a low grade urine infection can cause short term memory problems (and I am not taking the urine) so get these things checked and do not assume you are all on the road to Damenture.

Bogie edit:-
New I had seen it somewhere
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/mentalhealth/204587.html
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:07 pm

nothing wrong with being dyslexic all the best people era :lol: including moi :wink:
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Postby Sirandilas » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:44 pm

I am always typing "teh" instead of "the" and I always have for a long as i have been using the internet

I dont know why it just happens that way

I don"t two finger type but I am not far off of it

I use my thumb, first and second finger on my right hand but just my first finger on my left hand.

Another common mistake I make is "coudl" instead of "could" and "soem" instead of "some" and "knwo" instead of "know"

I know how to spell the words its just I think my brain gets ahead of my fingers some times.
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re my original posting

Postby gola » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:09 pm

Just a note , as promised previously, to let you know that I have now seen the specialist (and done the various tests). And I'm pleased to say that he did not think that , at present anyway, I'm heading for dementialand. (There are no guarantees for the future it seems, but then that could be said of many things of course. As someone once said: " there are only two certainties in life - death and taxes" So now I feel much better about the future, and will console myself with the old thought that says that "old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative" !
Thanks go to everyone who replied to my message and for all your concern.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:05 pm

Hi Gola and welcome to the forum. Just keep taking the dried Frog pills. :lol:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby Tiffany » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:01 pm

Glad to hear you are as sane as the rest of us here, Gola. :D
Seriously though, it must have been a relief to you to hear you were OK.
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Re: re my original posting

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:12 pm

gola wrote:Just a note , as promised previously, to let you know that I have now seen the specialist (and done the various tests). And I'm pleased to say that he did not think that , at present anyway, I'm heading for dementialand. (There are no guarantees for the future it seems, but then that could be said of many things of course. As someone once said: " there are only two certainties in life - death and taxes" So now I feel much better about the future, and will console myself with the old thought that says that "old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative" !
Thanks go to everyone who replied to my message and for all your concern.
That's excellent news Gola! :D

I think it's always best to get these things checked out rather than worry about them and do nothing.

Glad to see you here again and especially with such good news. :wink:
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Postby Perdita X » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:15 am

Psssst! Message for Gola

Use "Autocorrect" !!

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Postby Dotsie » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:44 am

Congrats Gola! Thanks for the update :D
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Postby Trish » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:37 pm

Typing errors are probably more common than (written) spelling errors.
(I made 3 in the above sentence, then corrected them.)

The whole point of writing is to slow you down a bit--your brain goes a lot faster than your fingers on a keyboard and your hand-held pen goes slower yet. If it's something that's connected only to typing, I would not worry. In fact, I don't worry and I do it all the time.

If you start reading road signs backwards (POTS for "stop"), forgetting what color your car is (dirty) or even where your car is (not stolen, unforantely. It's ugly.), then you might want to re-assess.

Definitely, get your eyes checked.
I've been wearing Varilux bifocals for 8 years and no idea how much my vision had altered within the last 2.
Which is too bad, I can now see the dust in my house....

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Postby chris.ph » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:25 pm

welcome to the site gola :)
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Postby Stultus Saxum » Fri May 08, 2009 9:39 am

I never ever make smelling mistales. :wink:

However, I do often find myself mistyping my (real) surname as Sotne (the clue for the proper spelling is in my username)
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue May 12, 2009 8:54 pm

Oi! I had major eye surgery March 3rd, 2009. Ever since, I have added to the questionable typos, by a factor of about a million. They had to redo my eye muscles and put special sutures in to pull my right eye from constantly looking at my nose.

When they do these *Fun* things to you, your brain has to re-learn to do all the bits you used to do by rote... for about two days I reeled about while standing still unless holding a counter. It looked hilarious on the secrurity tapes at the local gas station. I was sitting in front of the puter one day and suddenly everything in the room began to spin to the left as I was sitting in my chair.

I also find among other things I will spell a word while typing and use All the correct letters but put them in the wrong order. It even happens while I am talking, I will transpose the first letters of two words as in, dlow sown... or falk tast

Although, sometimes I find myself typing what I believe are Freudian slips while "talking" to a friend in a game I play online. The words are usually naughty or angry so I wind up thinking heavily about them as I backspace. Sort of a meditation on "why on earth would I want to say that to her?" thingy. tis Everquest btw.

So I am contemplating slowing down my typing a tad so I can "seem" mornal... See???

Oooh, just a thought, I know Leonard da Quirm spells backwards on purpose, hmm perhaps I am becoming brilliant... :idea: nah, just sillier, that at least I can handle :wink:
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Dotsie » Wed May 13, 2009 8:16 am

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:Oooh, just a thought, I know Leonard da Quirm spells backwards on purpose, hmm perhaps I am becoming brilliant... :idea: nah, just sillier, that at least I can handle :wink:


As a very wise man once said to me, "It's a fine line between genius and special needs" :lol:

ETA I'm not suggesting you have special needs by the way!
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