Monday, March 06, 2006

Can You Raed Tihs?

This was fwrdeoad by my borehtr:

cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. Tishs is the phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht 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 tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I thought I was dislexic. It turns out that I'm a genious!
Tahst ownfderul!

11:53 AM  
Blogger kendra said...

I've seen that before. It's pretty amazing. And it definitely explains how some misspellings can make it past several proofreaders without getting caught.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous c brubaker said...

It is amazing how our brains work. I know someone who struggles with spelling in school, often getting all the letters right but not putting them in the accepted order. She is really a "whole word reader" not a phonetic one. It has greatly effected her willingness to physically put pen to paper for any assignments, as needing to "spell it right" almost paralyzed her. She had no trouble reading the "Can you raed tihs" posting though.
Over many years time and with much perseverence,encouragement and CONTINUAL use of Spell Checker type programs she has begun to think of and even identify herself as... a writer! Amazing !

9:17 AM  

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