Does anyone else have as hard of a time typing "atheist" as I do? (P.S. hi)

I'm usually a very good typer, but for some reason, the word "atheist" is a real finger twister for me.  I always have to intentionally slow down or else I type the i before the e and the h before the t.  Really weird.


Anyway, hi!  I'm from the Oregon Coast, and I am employed as a journeyman electrician.  I'm taking a journeyman license exam for the state of Washington next week.  I'm also in school working slowly but surely towards a degree in electrical engineering.  I have a wife (also a nontheist of some sort - haven't really gotten to the bottom of her lack of belief) and a 6 year old stepson who is being raised in an open but rational household.  He's never believed in Santa Clause, if that says anything.

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Hello from Arkansas! Yes, the word atheist is a difficult one although I don't usually have a problem with the "t" or "h" positions. So your wife is a non-theist of some sort but you're not sure what kind? Interesting. Wow, a degree in electrical engineering...sounds very difficult. My dad was an electrical engineer and he loved taking apart every single small appliance we ever bought. He made a thing he called "the idiot box" which was just a bunch of different colored lights that flowed in back and forth pattern. He called it the idiot box because only idiots would sit and watch it. What does that say about his family? :-)
Enough rambling for me!
But if you want a HARD one, try "minimum!" Right hand workout!
Two fingers at that.
I often type it wrong as well. I need to remind myself that it is an "ism" or "ist" to remember that the "e" comes before the "i." It also goes against the old mnemonic "i before e except after c." Since there is no preceding "c" you tend to type "ie" because that is the most common form of such letter combination in English.


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