November 28, 2005

It's Amaznig Waht You Can Raed

So you think spelling is important? (I do, particularly as a writer.) This has been floating around the Web for a while. However, when I recently received this forwarded e-mail from a friend, I still found it amazing in terms of how we process words. It's self-explanatory:

Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt 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!
For more information, check out this page. Between this and IM/text messaging "shortcuts", the English language may never be the same. ;^)

Topic(s):   Other Musings
Posted by Jeff Beard