Thursday, January 13, 2011

Can You Read This?

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?


Also the reason I'm hoping I caught all/any type-o's in my formatted pages....hope my brain didn't skip over any!

18 comments:

Karen Akins said...

Aighhhh!!! My mind is exploding. That wasn't even HARD to read.

Mary Aalgaard said...

That was great. I had NO PROBLEM reading. In fact, I just let my eyes glide over the words. How funny. Hope you caught all the typos, too!

Suzyhayze said...

I can read it prefectyly.

Lynnette Labelle said...

I'm surprised the percentage of people able to read this isn't higher. This is why I like to read my work out loud so I force my mind to slow down and catch everything. Neat post.

Lynnette Labelle
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Laurel Garver said...

That is fascinating. Like Mary said, I could glide right over that mess with no problem. No wonder I have trouble seeing my own typos! LOL.

Janice said...

Reminds me of the poem Jaberwocky. Oh and I could easily read it.

Tere Kirkland said...

Yeah, my brain doesn't seem to care what order the middle stuff is in, it just reorders them. Lynette, I have to do the same thing.

Fun stuff!

Stephanie McGee said...

ROFL

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

That's incredible!

Only 55 out of 100 can read it? Does that make the 55/100 of us who can the geniuses of the world? *wishful thinking* :) I wonder if writers would have a higher percentage....

Good luck with those typos. Have you tried one of those tests where you count how many t's are in a sentence? A lot of people can't get all of them because their eyes glide over the text too quickly.

Amy

Stephanie said...

Isn't that so funny!!!

Martin Willoughby said...

Jsut geos to porve how gerat the haumn mnid is.

Susan R. Mills said...

I can read it! That's crazy. Yeah, it scares me a little about my accuracy when proof reading!

Paige said...

It took me a just a second, then I could read the whole thing with no problem.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

The only word I had trouble with was "strange"... It's lots of fun, isn't it. :)

Tess said...

This kind of thing stresses me out when it comes to final proof reading. It is interesting, though and I've had a few pals who fessed up on the side that they couldn't read it. It has nothing to do with intelligence...just how our brain perceives language. Thanks for playing along all!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

How fun and interesting. I liked that I could read the craziness, but like you, Tess, it makes me worry about my proofreading skills.

lotusgirl said...

I love this. I'm surprised at the percentages though. I would have thought a lot more could read something like that.

Amy Holder said...

Awesome! It's so amazing what the brain can do!!