Sunday, February 17, 2008

Weekend Snapshot


HELP! I have a question!

The 4 most frequently-used letters in the English language are E, T, A and O.

Then why are E, T, R and O almost completely rubbed out on my keyboard?

Anybody have the answer?
theteach


35 comments:

denz said...

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Have a great Weekend!!!

Travis Cody said...

Hmmmmm.

When I'm waiting for my thoughts to gel, right before I start typing, I rest my hands on my keyboard. The middle finger of my left hand natural rests on the R key. And sometimes I tap my fingers.

If my R key were rubbed out, that would be why.

Ian said...

I know! I know!

Because 'R' is the sixth-most-frequently used letter in the English language. I remember that from (of all things) an Alvin Fernald book I read back in 3rd or 4th grade. I still remember the first nine letters on the frequency table from it:

E T A O N R I S H

Ian

Gattina said...

Maybe you use a lot of cusswords starting with R ?? I mean in your private texts of course !

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

I do not have the theoretical answer for it. But I only know that
Letter R is where my finger rest on :P heeheee
Mary! Have a good week ahead :)

SandyCarlson said...

Maybe your pinky has a gentler touch than the mighty index finger?

Anonymous said...

Maybe you press really hard on the R key. :D

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks guys! It might be that I don't hit the A key as hard as the R. I hit the R with my index finger and I do hit it pretty hard.

Carver said...

I looked at my old key board and c, v, k, l, m, n, o are almost entirely rubbed out. I can't answer your question but I like the shot. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea, but I think you're right you don't hit the A key as hard as the R. Happy WS.

Liz said...

I think it's pressing really hard on the R key. Have a blessed week ahead.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Methinks I can explain R: don't teachers say Right and wRong more than the average use of same by the general population?

eastcoastlife said...

Do you play online Scrabble? I use the 'r' quite often to form new words.

vote - voter
hate - hater
love - lover

hehehe....

I must have a light touch, because the letters on my keyboard still look as new! ^-^

Anonymous said...

All those letters belong to your Blog's name, Mary. Maybe that's why those were almost rubbed out :)

Have a great week!

Emzkie said...

because you are resting your fingers on them and sometimes they are sweaty so you got the letters rub off. =)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Nope have not a clue

RW said...

Well my name starts with R lol! Good post Mary!! :D

Anonymous said...

I wish I know the answer *lol*

but you really made me think :)
Happy WS!

Unknown said...

my theory, it is because R sits in between E and T. so when you want to get from E to T while typing, your finger might have brushed the R too often. for A on the other hand, the finger is very much stationed there. it doesn't move much eh?

well, that's my theory anyway. lol.

mine's up. have a great week :)

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Barb said...

I bet it's just poor workmanship. Looks like you give that space bar a lot of work too ;-)

dabrah said...

I don't know why, but on my keyboard the K L and C are almost entirely rubbed out.

Le Butterfly said...

Love the photo of your keyboard.

Maybe it reveals which letters you use the the most or use accidentally when typing.

MaR said...

Good question, I have enjoyed reading the possible answers :)
Happy WS!

Anonymous said...

I don't have any idea but I was just looking at my R and it's still there:) But surely you typed "R" a lot!

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks everybody for your suggestions and answers to my keyboard problem. I appreciate it!

Sharon said...

Manufacturing defect? Interesting question and photo.

Natalie said...

I have no idea. Our old laptop had several letters that were pretty much worn off. I just don't remember which ones now. LOL! I guess I'll figure it out as this one ages (we've only had it six months).

Anonymous said...

Good question! My I, N, A are almost rubbed out.

Anonymous said...

If it were on my keyboard the reason would be from missing the E and T a lot ;-D

Heart of Rachel said...

Sorry I don't have an idea but after reading the comments of the others, they do make a good point.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

too much learning by rote?

Anonymous said...

Because it's between e & t? And you bump it often? I loved the pic.

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