Wednesday, August 15, 2007

In-turd-esting

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 deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!

4 comments:

Amy said...

Ha! It never ceases to amaze me how the brain just breezes through that mess of letters.

athena said...

LOL, i lvoe it! :-D

el zed said...

I was amazed by that - and how fast I could read it.
But would we still be able to read and make sense of what you'd written if the words contained the wrong letters? Perhaps the important thing is the RIGHT letters, whatever the order ...
Oh dear - spelling really is my thing, I have to admit!

karan said...

I didn't at first recognize that I was reading something amiss...I don't know if I should be self-impressed or a bit ashamed of my lack of observation. OY.