Beer Typo Syndrome

“I’m a drinker with a writing problem.”

–Brendan Behan

drinkingandwritingWhen you sit at the keyboard and discuss beer on a regular basis, you notice a few nuances to your typing habits. They deteriorate from their prime, I imagine, for any writer, based on subject matter. And I’m so glad that my muscle memory mistakes are of the beery sort:

“Hey, Matt–how you beer?”

“That’s an aletogether different subject to discuss.”

“I hops to see you soon.”


“They said they were heading to the malt.”

“Pat the chicken brewst dry, then…”

Muscle memory: it reveals your practice. Every time I’m attempting to put down bee, beef, been or beep, beer shows up. If you write about beer a lot, you write about beer a lot more, like it or not. If that’s the case, you may have Beer Typo Syndrome.


For more on Beer Syndromes, click here.


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