Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Feb 15 17:54:32 UTC 2008

On Feb 15, 2008, at 9:10 AM, Mark Mandel wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 9:15 AM, David Bowie <db.list at pmpkn.net>
> wrote:
>> Speaking of completion errors: I'm teaching a course (History of the
>> English Language) fully online this semester, which of course
>> involves a
>> lot of typing. I have discovered that it's nearly impossible for me
>> to
>> write the word "linguists" without first typing "linguistics" and
>> then
>> deleting the interposing "ic".
>> I'm just curious whether other linguists have the same problem (or
>> similar ones) typing stuff that should be automatic for them, given
>> the
>> frequency of the terms they regularly get wrong.
> This one does!

oh my, all the time.

i guess i should start collecting my completion errors -- for my
speech errors course next quarter.


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