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Bert Bates
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A biggie for me is when the letter "a" is the second letter in a capitalized word - I usually end up capitalizing the "a" too.

KAthy hates this one


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Sure, there are several I commit so frequently I had to teach my software to autocorrect them for me. E.g. that "chnage" is really an abbreviation for "change", that "prodcution" environments are really in production, and that all those things I said were "disbaled" are in reality disabled.

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David O'Meara
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I always seem to capitalise the second letter too.

I hate embarrassing code typos, like omitting one of the letters in 'count'

Also, at the moment I'm working on golf software and constantly write 'gold' by accident.
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I often type "that" instead of "than". No auto-correct algorithm can fix that one.
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I catch myself doing this a lot...

StringBugger b = new StringBugger();


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I tend to miss 'not' on emails, and you can imagine that kind of damage that can cause!


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Ryan McGuire
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I've been having the capital second letter issue recently too, but it seems to be only with my own first name.

My other favorite happens when I'm typing strings of letters that alternate hands. I get the right hand letters in the right order and the left hand letters in the right order, but I sometimes start with the wrong hand. e.g. "name" is a right-left-right-left word. If you start with the wrong hand, it comes out "anem".

And lastly, I seem to put spaces one character too late, turning something like "in the" into "int he". This happens almost exclusively when "the" is the second word. "ist he" and "witht he" aren't too bad, because the spell checker catches "ist" and "witht", but "int he" slips through.

RYan

(Edit: in fact, the first time I posted this, I accidentally left an instance of "int he" in the second paragraph.)
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No one has described the thing I tend to do, which is that alternate trains of thought sometimes "leak". If I'm typing very quickly something about Java garbage collection, it might occur to me that I need to call the tax collector, and the words "real estate" might just appear on the page in front of me. Kind of like a Freudian slip, but with conscious, rather than subconscious thoughts.


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I am used to typing "not" instead of "now". I don't know why I do this, but I keep doing it over and over.
Once in the email to everyone I wrote "The change is not ready for testing." instead of "The change is now ready for testing."


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Srikanth Raghavan
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Originally posted by marc weber:
I catch myself doing this a lot...

StringBugger b = new StringBugger();


Use StringBuilder instead :-)
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I always end up writing 'Thanks you' and then deleting the 's'. I re read my mail about 3-4 times to make it clean


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Amit Batra
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the new netscape navigator recognizes this bug and automatically corrects this when you type in the url. saves you from going to samchar.com when you meant to go to samachar.com(hindi for news)
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Originally posted by marc weber:
I catch myself doing this a lot...

StringBugger b = new StringBugger();

Just type StringB [Ctrl+Space] [Enter]

I often type "STring" instead of "String" which is annoying...

The newest version of Eclipse (3.3) has a spell checker, which even checks the text in comments.
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I often type "STring" instead of "String" which is annoying...

The same typo that I often make. Argh... I hate that


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Sundar Murthi
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
Sure, there are several I commit so frequently I had to teach my software to autocorrect them for me. E.g. that "chnage" is really an abbreviation for "change", that "prodcution" environments are really in production, and that all those things I said were "disbaled" are in reality disabled.


I was failed to find what did you typed wrong. After reading 2 to 5 times only i found what did you typed wrong.
Always I am reading correct!! the wrongly typed one. :roll:
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Ryan McGuire
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Originally posted by Christophe Verre:
You've got some friends:
http://www.javaranch.com
http://www.javaranch.com


Those probably aren't good examples of the double-capital typo. Compare the user names to the email addresses:
  • JAmit Mehra - amitkmehra.54@gmail.com
  • PRavi kumar - ravikumar.punna@polaris.co.in
  • I would bet that the first letter in each "real" name is an initial.

    Now the lowercase k in kumar may be a candidate for being a typo.
    Marilyn de Queiroz
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    Rather than typing toString(), I frequently type toString(0


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    I feel your pain on that one Mister BAtes. (sounds vulgar)


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    My achilles heel is 'mail'...

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