Saturday, July 29, 2006

Can You Read This?

Every time I read the proofs for my book I find another typo. Or inconsistencies. Or awkward phrases and grammatical errors. Finally...I felt I had found every error and off it went to the printer. Of course, immediately after, I found one last error. I am, however, reassured by the Cambridge study that found people can actually understand some pretty convoluted spelling. See below.

O lny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.

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 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? And I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

1 Comments:

Blogger Cari said...

hloy btaamn, taht's amzanig!

10:07 AM  

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