What happens when you read too fast!

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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I have a tendency to read too quickly. I was taught speed reading in high school (it was the thing at the time).
I drive my DH crazy with it, especially when viewing the description of a TV program in the channel guide. I'll flip the description up, read it and flip it down again before he's had a chance to read the title.

Anyhow, just clicked on the index and happened to read the description of two auction items at the same time:

Barred Easter Egger Cockerel, 12 Wks/ ~F...
and
Miss Lilly's Dog Shampoo Bar---FREE SHIP...

Out of that I read - barred dog-eared cockerel.
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I had to do a double take because I really wanted to know what a dog-eared cockerel would look like.
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ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
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Quote:
By whom????
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I saw a doozy of an auction title one day, giggled for hours. Can't repeat it either.
But it's funny, because I have done the same thing- posted something, hit submit and gone to edit as fast as I can!
 

acid_chipmunk

Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!
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I have the same problem. Drives my hubby nuts, too. I end up having to go back and re-read things a lot to un-confuse myself!


Oh and ranchhand, I love the second line in your sig! Two d's and two t's made totally different words. I often am tempted to ask people who spell it with two d's, how their chickens faces walk!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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My meat chickens have a waddle
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(It's the way they walk cuz they are so dang big)
 

acid_chipmunk

Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!
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Mar 29, 2010
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My meaties waddled, too. Actually, my d'Uccles kind of waddle because of their HUGE foot feathers and vulture hocks. So cute!
 

sfw2

Global Menace
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Mar 20, 2009
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I was never taught speedreading, but I do read fast. I also have an astigmatism, so I frequently mix stuff from two different lines together. Makes for some entertaining reading!
 

justbugged

Head of the Night Crew for WA State
11 Years
Jan 27, 2009
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I took a class in speed reading in Jr. high school. While I love that I can do it, I also know that I have enough trouble with langue that I can't count on myself to always get it right. Uff Da!!!
 

Tala

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
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My husband reads really fast, but I don't think he was ever taught any "speed reading" technique.
The thing is, I don't think he remembers half of what he reads. Which I guess is fine with me, he will re-read his library over and over again.
Not me. If I read it once I already know what will happen, so the book can't hold my concentration again. Comprehending what you read is far more important than how fast you can move your eyes over a page
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