Thursday, June 29, 2006

A friend's just sent me this:
Can you raed this?
I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!


Anonymous said...

the only reason you can read this is because you are already a skilled reader - if you were learning to read and had not met many of these words before and had no decoding skills at text, sentence, word or letter level this would be incomprehesible - try some of the scrambled words or sentences on a novice reader......
from an Adult Literacy Teacher

M.E Ellis said...

No matter how many times I've read that, it still amazes me.

Agree with anon, though. My son, who is learning to read, didn't know even the easiest of the words.

Still amazing though.