Spelling Twist

Here is an interesting twist that may challenge your assumptions and whirled view.

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo may hvae a sgtrane mnid too! Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid!

Aoccdrnig to rseaecrh at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are. The olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh, and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

An appearnlty hopseles sitauotin in yuor lfie may actlauly hvae graet psosibiletiis!

If you can raed tihs, sned a lnik to tihs pgae to smoenoe esle. Thnaks!


Portions from a forwarded e-mail, original author unknown.
Loosely based on research by Graham Rawlinson in 1976.

This little exercise is great fun. But, the claim here is only partially true.

We do tend to read using patterns and context and the visual appearance of words, such as the position of letters "y", "t", "l", "h", and others that extend up and down. The positions of at least some of the letters within the word do make a big difference. You may try it with some long words.

Whcih is esaier to raed? dariiocnty or dcitiaonry? Tehy btoh dsecirbe smoethnig for fnidnig wrods.

If you are curious, one place to explore this concept more is at: - actlauly at Cmabrigde!

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