RE: alternative to typo

Subject: RE: alternative to typo
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "Joel" <eleysium -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:18:29 -0400

> For some reason I am having trouble coming up with an alternative to
> "typo."
> I have a sentence that says:
> "A typo in this command may render the unit unresponsive."
> Should I change it to, "a typographical error"? That sounds stuffy. "A
> mistake in typing..."? Something else?


When I need to mix things up a bit, I use "fat-finger," as in "this was
fat-fingered as." People seem to know exactly what I mean. You could
also say "mistake."

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