"Unlike a brain surgeon, the beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time."
— Robert Cormier
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Understanding a gralebd mssegae
MAYBE THAT headline should have been Udernsatninng a grbaeld mssegae.
I found the message below on Facebook:
TO RSCHEEARCH AT CMABRIGDE UINERVTISY, IT DSENO'T MTAETR WAHT OERDR THE
LTTERES IN A WROD ARE, THE OLNY IPROAMTNT TIHNG IS TAHT THE FRSIT AND
LSAT LTEETR BE IN THE RGHIT PCLAE. TIHS IS BCUSEAE THE HUAMN MNID DEOS
NOT RAED ERVEY LTETER BY ISTLEF, BUT THE WROD AS A WLOHE. IF YOU CAN
RAED TIHS, PSOT IT TO YUOR WLAL. OLNY 55% OF PLEPOE CAN
It was interesting to realize that I can easily understand the words, as long as the first and last letters of each word aren't changed. I wouldn't want to read or write like that all the time, though.