Wednesday, October 11, 2006


This is weird, but interesting!

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.


MY COMMENTS: You don't have to forward this. I got this in an email. I found it interesting and was wondering how many of youy can read this? I found it interesting. If you want me to let you know what it says let me know in the comment section. I'll post what it says as soon as somebody can't read it and admits to it.


/t. said...

i can
raed tihs,
lttile lmab,
olny to fnid i
am deptsponiaid to laren i am in olny the top 55% of the piptoauoln

good psot!


puerileuwaite said...

Ncie psot, Lbmay. My biran htrus now.

Anonymous said...

I can read it. But my mind is warped from all the years working in a tv newsroom.

Little Lamb said...

I know intelligent people online. Thanks, /t., pug, and photogguy.

Bird said...

this little piece has been making it's way through cyberspace for a quite a while little lamb.

and yes, when we read, generally, our eyes scan a word - proficient readers generally do not read letter by letter, nor even word by word, but by meanigful chunk of text by meaningful chunk of text. we regress only when we are struggling with the reading - and proficient readers avoid (automatically/subconciously)regression - it slow us down and compromises comphrehension. which is not to say that sometimes we don't regress - cause we have to.

however, i venture to say that although quite a few people can read that mis-spelled text, their reading rate and overall comprehension declines when reading texts which have so many "scrambled" words. and if the text were longer, more complex in it's writing structure, AND mis-spelled, we'd see more difficulty.

as readers, we are accostomed (sp)to certain rules of the road- certain text conventions. when those conventions are violated, we struggle with the reading. that struggle is not necessarily a bad thing - we can expand our knowledge of text conventions - and sometimes writers purposely violate text and genre conventions to make a point - to challenge conventional thinking.

oh heavens, this is enough pedantic lecturing.

i'm off!
(damn - my nerdy english reacher glasses just fell off my nose!)

One Girl In A Big World said...

The other night I was reading in one of my favorite English Lit books- (it's 100 years old!), and I came across a poem that made me think of you- Hope you like it :)

The Lamb

Little Lamb, who made thee?

Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life & bid thee feed,
By the stream & o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, wooly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?

Little lamb, who made thee?

Dost thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb, I'll tell thee,

Little Lamb, I'll tell thee;
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb.
He is meek & he is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child & thou a lamb.
We are called by his name.

Little Lamb, God bless thee!
Little Lamb, God bless thee!

-William Blake (1757-1827)

(This is from Cora from Mayden's Voyage- I'm switching to beta and can not comment under my usual name :)

Enemy of the Republic said...

I have beta and blogger too. But I mostly blog with blogger until they kick me out. That's a good poem, Cora. But she's still Lambie to me.

Little Lamb said...

bird, I didn't know it was making its rounds in cyberspace. I guess it's not new, them. What do you teach anyway?

Cora as long as you use the same picture hopefully people will know who you are. I loved the poem. Thank you for sharing.

Enemy, they better not kick you out. If they do you'll have to give us your new address so we can visit you, online of course.