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Authors

Susan Thorpe

Abstract

In the November 1999 Word Ways, Michael Keith introduced Misplaced-Hand words, in which one hand is in the wrong place on the keyboard. When both hands are offset, I call these Typewriter Shifts, defined by the direction (right or left) and the number of keys offset. For example, in a Left Shift PIMP - 5 = TEXT, and in a Right Shift REDS + 6 = POLK (OED).

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