Mind Games

16 October, 2007

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo 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 a rscheearch 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! if you can raed tihs forwrad it

 Well I can read it. It helps if you scan the words quickly rather than dwlling to long on them.


3 Responses to “Mind Games”

  1. It’s staggering, isn’t it? I can read it fine.

    I remember the Times (I think) published a whole column like this a couple of years back. It must have been the hardest job the sub-editor had ever had: making sure that every single word was mis-spelt but with all the right letters in there…

  2. parburypolitica said

    It must have been rather difficult to produce in Word as well with the red lines all over the place.

  3. Red lines…

    Do you think that’s what Brown means when he’s going on about the EU treaty? That he’s going to make sure it’ll be so badly typed that any attempt to pilfer our precious sovereignty will be thrown out of court on grounds of unintelligibility?

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