Typing oddities

typing keyboardingNow we call it keyboarding but it used to be known as typing. (When did keyboard become a verb?)

I took typing in high school decades ago. At the time, guys did not have to learn to type since this was work for a woman.  Yeah, right. Now my six-year-old granddaughter is learning the basics of touch typing.  Time flies.

Whether you call it typing or keyboarding, the keys have always interested me.

A few days ago, my friend and fellow writer in California, Irish Joe (He is from Ireland) sent me a list of interesting facts about words and the typewriter—or keyboard.

Did you know?

Stewardess is the longest word typed with only one hand.

Lollipop is the longest word typed with the right hand.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog is the phrase that uses every letter in the alphabet. I learned this way back at Washington High in typing class.

Finally, and maybe ironically, typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters in one row on the keyboard.


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