How fantastic when the meaning, gravity and solemnity of a message is so utterly changed by an incidental typo. When the need to “have a chat” with a work colleague becomes to “have a shat”. A tournament having “licked off” rather than “kicked off” adds a whole new dimension to competitive play. How easily busy becomes busty, sitter becomes shitter, course becomes corpse, memories become mammories. Jsuts, which I was introduced to whilst on-line flirting a good few years ago, which are when the fingers just don’t quite get it right on the keyboard, but it’s deemed good enough with only a single letter switch. So anticipation became antipication, enthusiastic became enthisuastic, Vicky became the Slavic sounding Vykci.
Vicky Galbraith April 2011