Typos, Tpyos

NaNoBlogwhatever 4 of 30:

So you had a typo.

Yeah, we all have. Every now and then, I’ll catch one on my resume, for example–a tiny one, usually, and one I’ve looked at dozens of times, one that I would absolutely recognize as a mistake in any other context. Thing is, our brains try to help us out by categorizing, sorting, and reducing the world around us, and missing typos is just one of the outcomes.

I suppose that’s an argument for copy editors, though even the best will miss things here and there–and at the same time, it’s an acknowledgment that a typo, or tpyo, isn’t the worst thing ever. It’s just being human.

Here’s an article on Wired with more.

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