Monday, May 30, 2005

Bad at Spelling? Well, Wrory no more!

I received this article about this spelling thing in my e-mail. Apparently around that time (September 2003) this thing was circulating through e-mails and websites. I don't know whether there was really a research on this by Cambridge but it is interesting nonetheless.

According to a research at Cambridge University, it doesn't matter in what order the letters in a word are. The only important thing is that the first and last letter be in the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole. Explanation of this web meme by Matt Davis. Another explanation by Snopes.

When I first saw this i thought, What is this garbage? But, if you start to read i, i think you'll find that you're actually able to understand what it says. At least i did.

Acodrnicg to a raersech at Cimbradge Untesiviry, it deosn't mtaetr in waht oedrr the ltrtees in a wrod are. The olny iamportnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat leettr be in the rgiht pcale.
The rset can be a ttoal mses and you can stlil raed it wutihot pbleorm. Tihs is beacuse the hamun mnid deos not raed evrey lteter by iletsf, but the wrod as a wohle.
So if yuor rllaey bad at sneillpg, you can now batrhee esay busceae now you konw taht you olny hvae to get the frist and lsat lteetr rihgt!


At 31/5/05 9:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing; I received a similar article some time back. I believe the study was done in Holland. But, it still remains that proper spelling is a form of respect for your reader, true?

At 3/6/05 9:53 pm, Blogger kancilzilla said...

Yup. That's right. I still think that spelling is important for people to understand and appreciate what you're trying to say. But it's amazing how the brain processes imformation. Even when thing's are jumbled the meaning still gets across.

At 5/6/05 12:12 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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