Crazy me. All this time I thought I had to correct my typing errors before publishing a post. In fact, most of my time writing a blog is spent using the grammar/spell checker to correct the myriad typing mistakes these at-one-time nimble fingers are making. But that’s all about to change now. Perhaps you have seen the email going around that talks about how agile the human mind is in picking up words, even if they are misspelled. For your convenience I am copying it here:
eonvrye that can raed this rsaie your hnad.
If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends and the person that sent it to you with ‘yes’ in the subject line.
Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!
If you can raed this, you have a gaert mnid too
Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
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! If you can raed this forwrad it
This will change how I blog on many levels. First, I will be able to post more often because I won’t worry about my terrible typing. You know what I always say: “quantity not quality!” Secondly, I can turn off that pesky spell-checker and all it’s annoying little red squiggly lines that try to interrupt my profound thought. If I ever meet the jerk who invented that app, I’ll gvie hym a godo pceie of my mdni! Last, but not least, it will weed out those 45 readers who don’t have a great mind like me. Of course, whoever is reading this right now, be assured I don’t think you are one of those 45.
Well, that’s all there is to it. I leave you with our motto: “Dyslexics of the world, untie!”
I’m dsielyxc. I dno’t get it 😦
Are you sure? Maybe you’re just left-handed and don’t know it.
I’m actually abetmixtous !
Oops! I left out a d!!
I’ve read that study before, and even though I know that my readers will understand me if my spelling isn’t perfect, the English teacher in me makes me want to proofread and correct every word I send out. Sometimes I miss something after I hit the “publish” button, but I’m usually pretty good. It’s terrible to be that uptight about mistakes. I need to remember this study! Fun post, Al.
I’m pretty anal about the mistakes myself. I worry about every comma. It comes from my legal work I guess.
It took me a long time to construct a brilliant comment with all the words fitting this criteria, but I did it. Here goes…good job.
It took me quite a while to read that comment. I’m use to the cryptographic language already.
What does tnakhs mean?
It’s aotnehr wrod for arppicieaotn.
I can read that gibberish, but it hurts my head, so I didn’t…what did you say??. I had not noticed you made any errors. Of course i am reading for content, not copyediting. That makes a difference. BTW, you better take down the Fluke limerick on the other blog before the red stocking feminists get you.
Not only am I not taking it down, but I’ve just posted another regarding my favorite ambulance chaser, Gloria Allred.
I’ll give it a try, but I have not a clue who shy is. Dianne
So long as the first and last letter are not moved, and the word contains all the correct letters, the brain can read it.
Wried, but ture.
It jsut geos to sohw taht tutrh is srtnaegr tahn fcioitn.
Please please use spell check..I could not bare to read such a great blog with all those mistakes. Proper English…please
OK, Patrecia, I will write a separate version just for you……..
I can see that happening too!
Love this post. My problem isn’t dyslexia, but I type an awful lot like that. My brain is just muddled and something gets even more lost in the translation between my brain and my fingers. Oh well, you’ll never lose me as a reader until I take the ultimate dirt nap. Then I’ll pop in and meddle with your keyboard (maybe my ghost will fix some of your typos just to mess you up)! 😉
For having a so-called muddled brain you are the best story teller in the blogosphere. Tell me, how can I get muddled like that?
Hehe, I guess that’s why noone picks up on my typos either! 😉
I’m blaming it all on the texting and tweeting generation. It’s an anything goes spelling world now.
That still doesn’t excuse my spelling before I had a mobile and I haven’t even started tweeting! 😉
Ntarually I read evrywdro. But it’s funny sometimes how people make a typo and I read it the way it was intended. I think it has to do with context but I could be wrong. “-)
It’s the same with hearing. I have a hearing impairment and sometimes I understand what people are saying simply because I can anticipate what they are going to say. So yes, I think it’s a lot about context.
My mind is only as great as the size of the font. First and last letters don ‘t help unless they are big enough for my changing eyes to see 🙂
I hear ya Bella. After cataract and laser surgery, I could finally start reading again. And now this. Oh, well.
Reblogged this on and commented:
How do you fare? Can you read this with ease or are you left frustrated and sweating?
The mnid is a trirelbe tnhig to fstrutare!
LOL!!!! Fo SHO
I figure I’m either a little dyxlesic or because I’m a writer and look at words every day I can read this with ease 😀 Either way, this is great!
This is amazing. Unfortunately, I still have to get the first and last letter right. Dman!
LOL… wlel hpoe it gtes bteter soon!