Friday, January 23, 2009

Can You Read This?

You may have seen this before, I have gotten in more than one e-mail. But I think it is really interesting.
Does the following paragraph make sense to you? Can you read it?
. 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, i t 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 hua mn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! . My mind is just screwed up enough that I read it straight through with no problem. Did you?

13 comments:

Chuck and Nancy said...

Yep, I can read it.
This ability is why I can read Lydias stuff so well.
I've know about this for some time and find after the first couple of lines I can almost read it speed reading.
DAD

Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

Yes, I can read it and credit must go to the awful spellers in the world, when they get all the correct letters even if they are in the wrong order.

Lillian

P.S. I thought by the title, that it would be a blog on: can you read this, if so thank a teacher. I guess we should still thank our teachers that we can read and write.

Mike Hugo said...

Me and my metohr can raed it, ttaolly.

sineghd
Jnanoa

Victoria said...

I think that was written in my native language. It kind of felt good on my brain:)

RAQ said...

I could read it! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Have a fabulous weekend. So does that means I'm crazy or just crazy about reading? Probably both. Or maybe it's years of reading my kids stuff!

Living on the Spit said...

Not only could I read it fast, but I edited the grammatical errors...I have a very sick mind!

This was a really fun post...

Marlene

Tammy said...

I could read it. I have seen it before too, but have never had any trouble with it, I was speedy, even!

I guess this solidifies the theory of my twisted mind! :)

Lydia said...

Thanks Dad, By the way I had no problem reading it

Tracy said...
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Chet and Liz Hugo said...

Yes, I could read it. It was like reading chat in WoW.--Liz

The family said...

Yup _ read it. Does that say something about me?

Christie said...

Not only can I read it, but I often write like that too. There's a fun book, "Ella Minnow Pea," about a fictious island country that must stop using letters of the alphabet as they fall from a monument ... long story short, the author drops them from the book too. And it starts to read like this post. If you're a word-lover, you'd like it.

Diane said...

I could read it too, but then again I am a terribel speller.