What is ^, why are I and l so similar, and other computer keyboard questions

Like many people, I am familiar with the computer keyboard.

And while I use it often and appreciate it, I also have several questions about the computer keyboard.

For example, why are capital I and lowercase l so similar? Usually after I type one or the other, I have to look at them closely to try to figure out which is which. And what about 1? Why can’t we make them all a little more different?

Here are a few additional items: Continue reading “What is ^, why are I and l so similar, and other computer keyboard questions”

Which words do you consistently misspell?

No matter how many times I use a few certain words, I always seem to spell them incorrectly.

Spellcheck usually helps me, but it’s frustrating that I keep typing these words wrong. Our judges also have certain words that give them trouble, so they put together this list of the “Top 5 Words I Always Spell Incorrectly.”

I am hoping that by making this list, it will help me spell these words correctly in the future. I’m also curious about the words that you run into that give you problems. Continue reading “Which words do you consistently misspell?”

Highly successful people need to get more sleep

If the most successful people start their days at 4 a.m., then I question just how successful they actually are.

I keep reading articles about how rich people start their days super early in the morning, and it usually just makes me think that I’ve got a much better life than them.

For me, a successful day is one that includes a nap, time to read, or maybe the opportunity to lie in bed and watch television. It certainly doesn’t involve getting up at 4 a.m. to work on reports or spreadsheets. In fact, the only spreadsheets I want to see at 4 a.m. are bed spreads and fitted sheets (not top sheets). Continue reading “Highly successful people need to get more sleep”

A few New Year’s Resolutions for my blog

While I am a few days behind, I wanted to share a few New Year’s Resolutions for my blog.

I’m doing this partially to see if I can stick to this list and partially to see if anyone else has any other suggestions. Also, posting this is a good way to keep up with a resolution to produce more posts.

So, please see what you think and feel free to offer any comments, criticisms or candies. I always like candy. Continue reading “A few New Year’s Resolutions for my blog”

Ore or oar? A family of words with the same sounds but different spellings

One interesting and occasionally frustrating part of the English language involves words that sound exactly the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

These words are homophones and according to the people over there, they’re their favorite types of words.

Personally I’d like to carve these words into stone, but would wood be better? I recently noticed that one family of words seems to have won the homophones championship, and I asked myself, “Is this something people want to know? No or yes?” Continue reading “Ore or oar? A family of words with the same sounds but different spellings”