Thursday, September 25, 2003

Does spelling really matter?

Several people have sent me this message, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. I suspect the proposed hypothesis is true for fluent readers and for shorter words. See what I mean by clicking on “more”.

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 09/25/2003 at 12:52 PM
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  1. I wonder where this message originated? I too got it in my mailbox some time back. It’s quite true, isn’t it?

    The only problem is that it rather demolishes another pet rant of mine: the disintegration of proper spelling due to text messaging shortcuts. Ah well . . .

    Posted by Jim  on  10/10/2003  at  06:26 AM

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