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WTF is wrong with my brain?
I do this all the time - I type a word similar to the word I mean, but completely NOT what I meant to say. I don't mean a simple typo, I mean a well-formed word that is just the wrong word.

In my last post I wrote "A scented cancel." I didn't notice it when I read it before posting, or just after posting. I just noticed it as I was reading another entry and my eye skimmed over it. I meant, of course, "A scented candle."

Earlier in *this* post I wrote "I don't me a simple typo" - but I noticed that a few words later and corrected it.

There has to be a name for this stupid mental cross-wiring.

I feel like that character on one episode of Duckman who could only say the word *next* to the word he wanted in the dictionary - proxyglossoriasis. (Though I prefer the term z_gryphon coined when we couldn't remember what they called it - juxtapalexicosis.)

I do this a lot, and it annoys me. The worst part is that it passes spell check since I end up using real words.

I am: annoyed annoyed
Current Media: rain

malone From: malone Date: October 12th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
"Dyslexia Exposed"
From: dirkcjelli Date: October 12th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, we can check to see if you're having a stroke...

1) Smile
2) raise both arms
3) Speak an intelligible sentence aloud.
hnybny From: hnybny Date: October 12th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I was at a dinner the other night and said completely the wrong word from what I meant to say. I'm sure I looked like a big dolt.
From: mysryael Date: October 12th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Could it be a form of Aphasia?

I know that one of the characteristics
of the spoken form is "dancing around the
word until you find it"

I don't like the idea of brain disorder but
oft times the first symptoms of cranial
disorders is the loss of simple skills.

and anyone who tells you that writing is a
simple skill, is out of their collective
little set of grey cells.

Still a doctor's visit or a little bit of
research on the net should help you narrow
down what is or is not happening in your
head to fingers connex.

z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: October 12th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
My father does this thing where he can't remember the names of things. We'll be in the garage working on the car, and he'll stick out a hand from under the hood and say, "I need the... ... ... thing. You know. With the green handle."

As for you, I think it has something to do with consistent sleep deprivation. That does all kinds of unpleasant things to the brain. "O no Zoner doesn't get enough sleep" has become kind of a running joke, I know, but its consequences are real.