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Can You Read The Following?!

Post by CanadaCraig » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:21 am

Hi HelpingTeens People!! :)



I hope you're OK.



Can you read the following???



Olny srmat poelpe can.



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 denos't mtater in waht oredr the ltetres in a wrod are, the olny iprnoatmt 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!!



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Re: Can You Read The Following?!

Post by Lena » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:26 am

Craig - I was reading exactly the same thing on a poster when I was at a party last night. Coincidences, eh?



Anyway, its an interesting piece of research. :)



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Re: Can You Read The Following?!

Post by Jaegermeister » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:41 am

Oh internet folklore, how I love thee. True for the most part, though from my looking (I have a thing for folklore, and it's amazing how the internet has opened that up in modern terms), it appears to have originated in the 70's. Here's an article that helps explain and demystify the tale. http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~mattd/Cmabrigde/



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Re: Can You Read The Following?!

Post by Rurouni_ryu » Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:01 am

I'll have to show this to my Phonetics-teacher, I think he might be interested. Thanks for the page Jaegermeister.



I'd heard of the so-called "research" before, but never took it that seriously to be honest. It just didn't seem to have much practical use for me... lol
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