OpinionIt's idiotic that QWERTY keyboards have the letters V and B adjacent.
      – BorgClown, 2009-10-19 at 00:32:50   (6 comments)

On 2009-10-19 at 00:34:20, BorgClown wrote...
It's so easy to miskey them and look like an ignoramus, specially when V and B sound exactly the same in most Spanish variants.
On 2009-10-19 at 00:35:36, BorgClown wrote...
VALLOON looks dumber than BAKKOON, for example.
On 2009-10-19 at 14:10:08, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The sound isn't as important as the frequency of use, in combination. V and B don't appear together often in words. The only English words they appear together in are obverse, obviate, obvious, subvert (and variants thereof). No-one cares about the Spanish typists. Or the Danish for that matter - who it seem hate C-like programming languages because it's too difficult for them to type all those { and } symbols.
On 2009-10-19 at 18:37:48, Thelevellers wrote...
I'm not too fussed about that one myself... my tendancy to use ';' instead of ' is annoying though...
On 2009-10-20 at 00:58:26, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Whoa whoa, Spanish typists do care about themselves. Or are you implying that we are no one? Because if no one is perfect, therefore Spanish typists are perfect. I take the compliment, but I don't see your point.
On 2009-10-20 at 14:13:59, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: To clarify, no English people designing the QWERTY keyboard cared about Spanish people who might foolishly try to adopt it.