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 7:01 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a ttoal mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. amzanig hu!?



 7:54 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

My chimp brain had to read your message a second time... almost human, that's me.


 8:01 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)



"wouthit dfutiflciy"?


"in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are" -- awkward grammar, at best

Form a pseanorl ptieevsprce, I seem to hvae a tlanet both for unibcrmalsng tsehe jeblmud seecenqus, smoe of wchih may be ihseeblcoinpmnre to mnay, and for iiinenftdyg uionitnnntael senliplg errros in cnvatonneiol deumtcnos. Ltos of pctacire panyilg Sarbcble, aalpnptery. ;^)


 9:12 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

That holds true for 'normal people', but those with dyslexia will have a much harder time reading it properly.

10 to 15% of the US population has dyslexia yet only 5% of them are ever properly diagnosed and given appropriate help.

The British dyslexia association estimates that 10% of children have some degree of dyslexia. Four percent are severely affected.


 9:46 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Which explains why 'Fcuk' is so easy to understand. 'French Connection UK' of course. Whatever else?


 10:21 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

that or they're going to have to be a major word geek. I breezed over that paragraph - great one, tedster. Reminds me a small piece by Twain, where he illustrates how language may evolve, starting with the letter "f" disappearing. Can't bloody find it though, or I'd quote some of it on here.

Some people use misspellings to make their webpages look "more human" - still, I'd rather spell it right than wrong...


 10:39 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I fekared out wehn raed it.

My haed hruts.



 11:14 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I wrote my paragraph using a script that does the scrambling for you. Can't find the site that had a working version online. Here's an example of it:


Some more info:



 7:18 am on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

I lvei hte wya I tyep: Fsat dna flul fo mitskase!


 8:20 pm on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

This must be part of the explanation for the difficulty of accurate proofreading - built in neural error correction.

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