I am a fairly fast typer which has proven to be pretty useful over my life as I can whiz out emails at lightning speed and blab on endlessly on my blog as it only takes me a few minutes to crack out pages of randomness.
The reason for my speedy typing is that my Mom insisted I take a typing class in high school…luckily, even back then I was a computer nerd so as much as I might have protested (cause I usually protested about anything my Mom said to me when I was a teenager), I actually enjoyed it.
The method we learned to type was to envisage the keyboard as sets of acronyms with each key actually represnting a word in a sentence…we would repeat these (really stupid) sentences over and over until they, and the key locations were ingrained in our brain. The sentences went like this starting at Q, going down then back up to the top at W:
Quiet Aunt Zelda
Willie Sits Exams
Every Dad Cares
Run From Vicky
To Get Betty
Young Harry Never
Uses Joe’s Money
Oh Lloyd Stop (stop being the .)
Now, I am not sure why you were running from Vicky to get Betty but I am figuring Betty was quite a catch. It is nice to know that every Dad cares however after watching Jeremy Kyle (the UK equivalent to Jerry Springer), I might disagree. Finally i am not sure what the hell Loyd was up to but at least we were taught to ask him nicely to stop.
I figured that loads of people learned to type this way but I have googled it and it seems like no typing method like this exists in the entire world…or at least that google knows about.
I feel a bit dumb now as I spent a semester chanting about Aunt Zelda, Vicky and Lloyd…its’ like when Joey on Friends found out that not all tailors measure trouser inseams the way his does…
CHANDLER: Yo, Can I talk to you for a sec? Your tailor is a very bad man.
JOEY: Frankie? What’re you talking about?
ROSS: Hey, what’s goin’ on?
CHANDLER: Joey’s tailor…took advantage of me.
JOEY: No way. I’ve been going to the guy for 12 years.
CHANDLER: He said he was going to do my inseam, and he ran his hand up my leg, and then, there was definite-
JOEY: That’s how they do pants. First they go up one side, they move it over, they go up the other side, they move it back, and then they do the rear. What? Ross, Ross, would you tell him? Isn’t that how they measure pants?
ROSS: Yes, yes it is. In prison! Whats the matter with you?
JOEY: What? That’s not? Oh my god.