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Make a mistake in typing (a word or letter)‘you mistyped ‘Fred’ as ‘Freda’’
- ‘Unfortunately you mistyped your email address so I couldn't get back to you.’
- ‘Since two passwords are involved, the chances of one of the passwords being mistyped doubles.’
- ‘Not only have they got the English a bit wrong, though no wronger than corporations often do; the address to which you are invited to click has been mistyped.’
- ‘I mistype my own last name about 20% of the time, for some crazy reason.’
- ‘Configuration files are critical to a game program's well-being, and it's fairly easy to mistype something that causes the entire game to crash or act strangely.’
- ‘This way, anyone who linked to your missing page in the past (or just mistyped the URL) is sending visitors to your site map.’
- ‘If a user leaves out a field, or mistypes their area code, don't treat it as a catastrophe: Subtle errors deserve subtle messages.’
- ‘And, yes, I did not mistype, his name actually was Wall.’
- ‘I like Boris because I quite often mistype his name as Biros.’
- ‘If I mistyped a domain name, I would get a site that did so many pop-ups and re-spawns that I had to reboot the computer.’
- ‘For instance, I habitually mistype the word ‘inspired’ as ‘insipid’ - which has, of course, a completely different meaning.’
- ‘While working in the foreign currency department of a major bank as a data entry clerk, D mistyped a sort code and sent the money to parts unknown.’
- ‘Names, addresses or dates of birth get mistyped.’
- ‘I mistyped something about fourteen hours ago.’
- ‘People who have mistyped social security numbers will have to go through a lengthy process to right the error.’
- ‘For example, if I search for " measu ’, I have fewer characters to type, which means fewer ways I can mistype my search pattern.’
- ‘‘Twenty million times a day on our network, people mistype domains and don't get what they're looking for,’ he said.’
- ‘When I mistyped his name by forgetting a letter he sent me a story - so I'd remember that 'n'.’
- ‘Such executives could also unwittingly invoke illicit URLs by mistyping the web address of popular software firms, banks or even children's television programmes.’
- ‘I do not want to be asked if I want to buy a domain name that I obviously mistyped.’
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