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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mission vs Machine

There are easily hundreds of posts on the interwebs dedicated to reminding people the differences between "their" vs "there" vs "they're" and "your" vs "you're." Not to mention all the posts reminding people that "a lot" is two words and "irregardless" has never been a word. (You should check out Hyperbole & a Half's post about "alot" because it's funny.)

Today I am going to share with you a personal grammatical struggle of mine that makes no sense. I often write things that sound similar to what I want to say (like that one time I wrote "fart sailing" instead of "start failing" and when I caught in edits, I laughed for like twenty minutes).

One that I've done more than once - in hand written notes and outlines, so there's no possible excuse for autocorrect mucking things up - is I write the word "machine" instead of "mission." Like, "She has to leave on an important machine." Some machines are important, I suppose, but that's not what I was going for.

Now, I know the difference. Verbally, I've never once said, "Hey, let's watch 'Machine: Impossible' starring Tom Cruise" or "I'm going to go throw some laundry in the washing mission."

So I don't understand why my hands don't know what my brain does. But I should really come up with some fancy memes for myself to put up to remind myself of the difference.

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  2. Fart sailing!! That conjures up a very interesting image in my mind. That is the funniest grammatical error I've ever heard of, lol.

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  3. As long as you find the error in time you can call it a point scored. Ha! Fart Sailing.

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  11. I know what you mean. The one that always gets me is meat and meet. I just finished writing something and it says-- we went to the park to meat up with her.

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  12. It must be your brain is in a million places all at once, and your hands can't keep up! I hear that sort of thing happens ;) Personally, I will forgive a little fart sailing in exchange for great storytelling - keep it coming!

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  13. It really shocks me when I am writing or typing and just forget to write a word altogether. I'll say, 'And she put the coffee mug down and turned around and faced' instead of him. ( I'll clearly have looked up from the page, deep in thought, and forgotten I hadn't finished the sentence! ) It amuses me no end! As I'm a huge perfectionist, as I"m sure you are! I'm like, 'HOW the hell did I '


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  15. Hi Amanda! This is a funny one! I know why. It is because our brain goes faster than our hands. I dont know if you ever played a game called Lexigram, which is just about to find words inside words by taking letters and changing the order.
    You just choose one word and write it on top on a paper and then start getting all possible words and sentences that you can construct, all from one single word.
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    To the subconscious brain it does not matter, because it sees ALL at once, all those possible combinations and meanings are there.
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    We have all wonderful minds. lol

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