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funny typos [message #477282] Wed, 29 September 2010 21:53 Go to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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Let's see how many funny typos that we can find in posts.

I'll start by picking on Kevin Meade. In this thread:

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/m/477233/43710/#msg_477233

he said,

"... you may wish to buy a gook on SQL ..."

I would try a book instead.
Re: funny typos [message #477310 is a reply to message #477282] Thu, 30 September 2010 01:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Another one, here:
OP: I want to create two or three sachems on my production server
MC: What are sachems? Ah! schemas...
Re: funny typos [message #477315 is a reply to message #477310] Thu, 30 September 2010 02:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can fix typos you know you are going to make. I often do this,

alias gerp="grep"

(of course, people who type with only one finger don't make transposition errors.)
Re: funny typos [message #477318 is a reply to message #477315] Thu, 30 September 2010 03:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Opera (browser I use) has a spelling checker, so *most* of my typos are corrected. That's a nice feature.

Nobody types with only one finger! Even they use left hand's forefinger to press the left <Shift> key ./fa/1587/0/
Re: funny typos [message #477442 is a reply to message #477310] Thu, 30 September 2010 12:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Littlefoot wrote on Thu, 30 September 2010 02:22
Another one, here:
OP: I want to create two or three sachems on my production server
MC: What are sachems? Ah! schemas...


Interesting. From where I am, there is a town called Sachem, which was named after an Indian (native American) tribe. maybe this person has developed clone technology and it wasn't necessarily a typo. However, it would surely be in the wrong forum.

As for Kevin's post, I do not think he is prejudice, but that word is not a very nice word, so I am assuming his is a typo.
Re: funny typos [message #477451 is a reply to message #477315] Thu, 30 September 2010 12:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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John Watson wrote on Thu, 30 September 2010 00:26

... of course, people who type with only one finger don't make transposition errors.


I would think that one-finger typing might reduce, but not eliminate such errors. Of course it would be slower. I do find that most of my transposition errors while touch typing with both hands are the result of one hand getting ahead of the other. There are people who are dyslexic who natural tend to transpose things, but we all have a slight such tendency from time to time. Transposition errors are so common that they have been added to algorithms that compare strings for similarity and differences. For example, there is a Damereau-Levenshtein distance formula:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damerau%E2%80%93Levenshtein_distance

that is a modification, to include transpositions so that that each transposition is counted as one change instead of two, of the original Levenshtein distance formula:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance

Back when 8i was the most current version, I wrote a pl/sql function to implement the Levenshtein distance algorithm:

http://www.merriampark.com/ldplsql.htm

and provided it to the following site where I first found an explanation and demonstration and code in other languages:

http://www.merriampark.com/ld.htm

Now we have the Oracle supplied function utl_match.edit_distance that does the same thing, as well as some other functions in the utl_match package. But there isn't a Damerau-Levenshtein function that takes transpositions into account and counts a transposition as one change instead of two. I have received emails from people asking for such modifications. Here is a pl/sql function that I wrote for the Damerau-Levenshtein distance:

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION dld -- DamerauLevenshtein distance
  (str1              VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
   str2              VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL)
  RETURN NUMBER DETERMINISTIC
AS
  lenStr1            NUMBER := NVL (LENGTH (str1), 0);
  lenStr2            NUMBER := NVL (LENGTH (str2), 0);
  TYPE mytabtype IS  TABLE OF NUMBER INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER;
  TYPE myarray IS    TABLE OF mytabtype INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER;
  d                  myarray;
  cost               NUMBER := 0;
BEGIN
  IF str1 = str2 THEN
    RETURN 0;
  ELSIF lenStr1 = 0 OR lenStr2 = 0 THEN
    RETURN GREATEST (lenStr1, lenStr2);
  ELSIF lenStr1 = 1 AND lenStr2 = 1 AND str1 <> str2 THEN
    RETURN 1;
  ELSE
    FOR j in 0 .. lenStr2 LOOP
      d (0) (j) := j;
    END LOOP;
    FOR i in 1 .. lenStr1 LOOP
      d (i) (0) := i;
      FOR j in 1 .. lenStr2 LOOP
        IF SUBSTR (str1, i, 1) = SUBSTR (str2, j, 1) THEN
          cost := 0;
        ELSE
          cost := 1;
        END IF;
        d (i) (j) := LEAST (
                              d (i-1) (j)   + 1,      -- deletion
                              d (i)   (j-1) + 1,      -- insertion
                              d (i-1) (j-1) + cost    -- substitution
                           );
        IF i > 1 AND j > 1
           AND SUBSTR (str1, i,   1) = SUBSTR (str2, j-1, 1)
           AND SUBSTR (str1, i-1, 1) = SUBSTR (str2, j,   1)
        THEN
          d (i) (j) := LEAST (
                                d (i)   (j),      
                                d (i-2) (J-2) + cost  -- transposition
                             );
        END IF;              
      END LOOP;
    END LOOP;
    RETURN d (lenStr1) (lenStr2);
  END IF;
END dld;
/


Here is an example that shows the difference between the utl_match.edit_distance that uses the original Levenshtein distance algorithm and the Damerau-Levenshtein distance:

SCOTT@orcl_11gR2> select utl_match.edit_distance ('grep', 'gerp')
  2  	      as "Levenshtein",
  3  	    dld ('grep', 'gerp')
  4  	      as "Damereau-Levenshtein"
  5  from   dual
  6  /

Levenshtein Damereau-Levenshtein
----------- --------------------
          2                    1

1 row selected.

SCOTT@orcl_11gR2> 






Re: funny typos [message #477462 is a reply to message #477282] Thu, 30 September 2010 15:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Stuck in a lonely hotel room with nothing to look forward to except dreadful coffee for breakfast, and I get a nightcap of good and intelligent humour. This is why I love this forum. Thank you!

(though, speaking as a member of the oppressed left-handed minority, I do think that this

Littlefoot wrote on Thu, 30 September 2010 03:03
they use left hand's forefinger to press the left <Shift> key

is an example of right-handed prejudice and should be reported to a moderator)
Re: funny typos [message #477465 is a reply to message #477462] Thu, 30 September 2010 15:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LOL!

When I wrote those lines, I imagined my colleague - who is, of course, right-handed - typing with her right forefinger and pressing left Shift key with her left forefinger. Lucky me, I didn't mention she's a woman, because I'd earn two reports - one for being discriminatory towards left-handed people, and the second one for a sexist statement.
./fa/1637/0/ ./fa/3415/0/
Re: funny typos [message #479576 is a reply to message #477465] Mon, 18 October 2010 06:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michel:

The link contains mush more on gouping techniques

[EDIT]Right! Two typos!

[Updated on: Mon, 18 October 2010 07:25]

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Re: funny typos [message #479577 is a reply to message #479576] Mon, 18 October 2010 07:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How about this syhtax? Smile


sriram
Re: funny typos [message #479579 is a reply to message #479576] Mon, 18 October 2010 07:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
The link contains mush more on goupingtechniques


Interesting, making a typo in a typo thread....

[EDIT] Should have looked at the link first....I see is was two typos by Michel.

[Updated on: Mon, 18 October 2010 07:27]

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Re: funny typos [message #479580 is a reply to message #479579] Mon, 18 October 2010 07:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I didn't notice "gouping" (partial blindness, obviously) Smile
Re: funny typos [message #479597 is a reply to message #479580] Mon, 18 October 2010 08:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think these two may have been intentional, not accidental typos, but the response was appropriate to the comment.

I think you are waisting your time Smile.

I think you are wright Laughing

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/mv/msg/161900/478992/43710/#msg_478992

[Updated on: Mon, 18 October 2010 09:00]

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Re: funny typos [message #479709 is a reply to message #477282] Mon, 18 October 2010 15:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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not related to orafaq, But once there was an email chain going on with all my old mates, It was an interesting one..catching up with everyone..So I started off replying with the header as

Hell All..

I meant Hello All... Shocked
Re: funny typos [message #482075 is a reply to message #479709] Tue, 09 November 2010 06:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michel Cadot wrote on Tue, 09 November 2010 17:22
It is appreciated that you post the solution you found for the futur readers.


http://www.orafaq.com/forum/mv/msg/163165/482067/136607/#msg_482067
Errors = 1
Misspelled words:
futur
25 suggestions:
             future
             feater
             fetter
             fader
             fitter
             footer
             fatter...etc


sriram

[Updated on: Tue, 09 November 2010 06:57]

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Re: funny typos [message #482088 is a reply to message #482075] Tue, 09 November 2010 07:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The last suggestion is the correct word... Laughing

Regards
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Re: funny typos [message #482101 is a reply to message #482088] Tue, 09 November 2010 10:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In my German spell checker, the sixth suggestion was "futter". That could explain Michel's problem.
Re: funny typos [message #482209 is a reply to message #482101] Wed, 10 November 2010 06:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I work with 'account' data a lot and regularly miss the 'o' out of that word.

Perhaps its something in the subconscious....who knows. Amusing nonetheless Smile
Re: funny typos [message #482250 is a reply to message #482209] Wed, 10 November 2010 10:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was once typing a physical description of somebody with a supervisor watching over my shoulder. I was supposed to type "heavy set", but accidentally typed "heavy sex". The supervisor pointed out that the "t" and "x" are nowhere near one another on the keyboard.
Re: funny typos [message #482255 is a reply to message #482250] Wed, 10 November 2010 10:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: funny typos [message #482308 is a reply to message #482255] Thu, 11 November 2010 00:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: funny typos [message #484412 is a reply to message #482308] Tue, 30 November 2010 07:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hartical vs. vartical

./fa/8495/0/

Re: funny typos [message #484421 is a reply to message #484412] Tue, 30 November 2010 08:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: funny typos [message #486688 is a reply to message #484421] Sat, 18 December 2010 10:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In this thread:

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/mv/msg/164130/486684/43710/#msg_486684

Michel Cadot said,

Quote:

Most entreprises want experimented people at junior price.


Entreprises? Is that like entry prizes? Or maybe he meant enterprises.

Experimented? People who have been experimented on? Or maybe he meant experienced.




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Re: funny typos [message #496013 is a reply to message #482250] Wed, 23 February 2011 13:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Barbara Boehmer

I was once typing a physical description of somebody with a supervisor watching over my shoulder. I was supposed to type "heavy set", but accidentally typed "heavy sex". The supervisor pointed out that the "t" and "x" are nowhere near one another on the keyboard.



I have one better:
when I was younger and working in retail, I was writing a request for a customer that came to the counter. I was filling in her information on the form...she said her last name was Dileo. I wrote a "d" instead of an "e". She caught it and corrected me rather quickly. After an awkward chuckle from me, she said that it actually happens quite a bit.
Re: funny typos [message #496017 is a reply to message #496013] Wed, 23 February 2011 15:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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CajunVarst wrote on Wed, 23 February 2011 14:51

I have one better:
when I was younger and working in retail, I was writing a request for a customer that came to the counter. I was filling in her information on the form...she said her last name was Dileo. I wrote a "d" instead of an "e". She caught it and corrected me rather quickly. After an awkward chuckle from me, she said that it actually happens quite a bit.


I just tried writing "dileo" in script and it actually took me six times until I was able to write it correctly. I have probably never (or very rarely) ever wrote the word with the "d" in there, but it's amazing how fingers just seem to write what feels more comfortable. I don't know, maybe I was just thinking about it too much because you put the suggestion in my mind.

I so often write "ration" instead of "ratio" because "n" usually follows "io."
Re: funny typos [message #517640 is a reply to message #496017] Wed, 27 July 2011 00:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Today's award goes to cookiemonster, with his response in the following thread:

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/mv/msg/173432/517563/43710/#msg_517563

"Just bare in mind ..."

Is that like naked in the imagination? Or did he mean "bear in mind"? Another Freudian typing error?




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Why thank you.
I'm honoured to be included in this list.
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