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About the typewriter ?

Discussion in 'Misery' started by Femellealpha, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Femellealpha

    Femellealpha New Member

    Hi i just finished the book "Misery". I have one question : can you tell me why typewriter loose first the letter "N" then "T" and finally "E". Stephen King didnt explain that fact in the book. Maybe they is a especially signification ? Like N = Newborn, T = Transition and E= end ?
    May you help me to anwer to my question ? Thanks you.
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  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Welcome to the Board!
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  3. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    They are some of the most commonly used letters in the English alphabet, and so get a lot of work on a keyboard. If the machine was failing, it makes sense for the most used characters to fail first :)

    Welcome to the board!
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  4. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    I believe the failing typewriter is based on something King personally experienced, so there may not be a rational high-level explanation for it. It just happened that way. Perhaps manufacturing flaws, rather than pure wear.
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  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Skimom took my answer. :) Welcome!
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....they were needed for puzzles on Wheel of Fortune.....
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    king family fan Prolific member

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