Why do Typos Occur?

Why do Typos Occur?

Why is it that we find humor in the most humanistic problems …or errors, as the case may be? Maybe we can theorize that this was an intentionally made mistake. How so? Perhaps this newspaper’s typist didn’t feel they were getting paid enough and decided to rebel with a simple slip of their hand or finger.

Or maybe when you look at the logistics of typography: arranging words in such a way that printed material makes sense to the reader, this all may make more sense. Typos happen, because all typists are human.

To err is to be human. Or does it go “to create errors is to be human”? However the saying goes, this mention of typing error by newspaper, The Sentinel is pretty funny. Some may not find humor in this. Tosh.0 did when he publicly displayed this picture under the #pic hashtag on his blog. Though, originally, this picture was released by thedailywh.at/. Daniel Tosh declares that Mr. Henniger’s drug of choice is his drums. I think that much is pretty obvious.

Perhaps this typo occurred, because the typist was fat fingered. In typography, one could be termed “fat fingers”, which is usually used in conjunction with “fat-finger syndrome”. This is a type of slang terminology used to describe the unwanted secondary action that occurs, because one’s fingers are usually larger than the actual touch zone. For example: pressing a button not intended to be pressed on a touch screen, or hitting two keys at the same time on a keyboard during single stroke data entry.