Do you get this?

Do you find that your ability to spell and edit words correctly can fade if you get very, very tired? I’m generally a pretty sharp speller, so if I find that I’m looking at written words and not getting an instant “feel” for the correctness or incorrectness of the spelling of the words, and have to look at the word and think about the word, that is a sign that it is way past my bedtime. It’s as though words lose their essential “personalities” and become nothing more than strings of letters. When things get that bad there is simply no point battling on, because the brain is unreliable and likely to do more harm than good.

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