The Internet Reads Your Mind: Typo Edition

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A great democratizing technology, the internet is supposed to let everyone fulfill their unique, individual potential. But some internet experiences are eerily universal. Like the way we forget we're not listening to music. Or the way we respond to typos.

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Yes, it's true, I'm pretty sure I do this every single time I see a typo someone else has made. In most cases, the error can be attributed to adjacent letters on the keyboard. But sometimes you'll find a case when the mistake letter is nowhere close to where the person should've been typing. Those are the head-scratchers. [BuzzFeed]

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KineticRocketFireBalls

The one that kills me the most when I see it: "loose" when the person means "lose". I see it far too much; to where it's not simply a finger slip-up, they really think that's the way you spell it.

Worst of all, one of my siblings is a graduate student in philosophy, and still makes that mistake all the time.