my laptop on-light reflected in screen in dark – foto by Smith

This is one of those pass-it-on chain emails I tend to delete. But this one referenced a science study I read a couple years ago that found people can read words no matter what the order of the letters.

This one contradicts itself – it says the only requirement is the first and last letter of the word must be in their correct place which means two and three letter words would always appear correctly spelled, but then types “if” as “fi” and “you” as “yuo” – both of which I read without any trouble.

One thing for sure – I’m not running this blog through SpellCheck.

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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 uedsnatnrd 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 rvey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!.

breast light landing – foto by Smith

One Response

  1. m’I a ffity-fveir. It’s hrad to wtrie lkie gip laitn. I giett it, I geitt it.

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