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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Stolen from Max Sawicky via Matthew Yglesias (whose names show that letters don't matter)


fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it.

[Tkhnas, Woj.]

Posted by max at March 28, 2007 11:13 AM

I never thought spelling was ipmorantt and I did have some pboerlms reading it, but it is amazingly easy. I think part of the secret is that we can guess the word from context. Nonsense written with words each of which has letters jumbled (except for the first and last) might be incomprehensible. I should try that.

Also someone should program a letter jumbler, since it will be boring when everyone disenvowels trolls (or is that disemvowels ? I said I don't care about spellling)

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