I typed “it’s” instead of “its” earlier today. Ooops. Although that was just a typo, I do find that I’m not as sharp on grammar and spelling things as I used to be. I used to be a perfect speller, and now sometimes I have to think about certain words.
I don’t know if it’s early onset of Alzheimer’s or not (though obviously, I hope it’s not), but I think that in my case it may be due to a few things: first, I’ve got way more stuff in my head than I ever used to, including just keeping my day-to-day responsibilities together. Second, I suspect that I just may not care any more.
Also, I sometimes use the wrong word(s) when I’m speaking. I think it’s just because my brain is going faster than my mouth can keep up with, and/or I’m thinking about more than one thing at the same time. Anyway, I do it all the time, and feel like I have less of a right to criticize GW, although I don’t allow this to deprive me of being amused when he says something other than what he seems to mean.