OT:Spelling, Don't sweat it.

Jimmy_W wrote on 3/18/2005, 10:22 AM
I found this in an old email. Amazing how the mind works.


Believe it or not you can read it ....

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Such a cdonition is arppoiately cllaed Typoglycemia :)-

Amzanig huh? Yaeh and yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt



Grazie wrote on 3/18/2005, 11:05 AM
Yeh - niar reltif of moine!

Gud to see him stl wrtng . .. grat stif!

TorS wrote on 3/18/2005, 11:16 AM
I've heard people play piano like that.
Jimmy_W wrote on 3/18/2005, 11:24 AM
...or too mnay pnits
jetdv wrote on 3/18/2005, 11:29 AM
Here's a response I've seen to this in the past:

Yikes, not THIS one again?
I think we went through this very same thing only a year ago.

And I still maintain that it's nothing more than a hoax, and is constructed in
a way that is made somewhat believable and get a
"Wow-that's-so-cool-let-me-forward-it-to-all-in-my-email-mailbox" reaction.

The hoax claims that text is readable when only the first and last letter are
in their correct place; it then tries to illustrate it by a 'sample text'. The
problem is, that the sample is 'cleverly' constructed.

Try reading this:
Bralbdagedoie and aoiolchl wlbahse tnipapg scnatsbue is eyeolmpd to flitiiaace
tpiapng of hleos and tnidaerhg of rdos.

Not that easy anymore, eh?

I just love those mass emails that try to convince the unsuspecting mind of
something that is not.

Can my above sample be deciphered? Sure it can; but it's not as easy as the
'hoax', as that is purposefully made so it can...
Jimmy_W wrote on 3/18/2005, 11:41 AM
A neat little puzzle none the less.
Spot|DSE wrote on 3/18/2005, 11:42 AM
Were it that computers could quickly decipher any of it, I'd be happy. Between all the spellings for "Viag/ra" or "mortgagge" to fool the spam filter, I don't know how much of the spam I'm really catching.
Chienworks wrote on 3/18/2005, 12:35 PM
Edward, i think you might have a typo or two in there.

Bralbdagedoie and aoiolchl wlbahse tnipapg scnatsbue is eyeolmpd to flitiiaace tpiapng of hleos and tnidaerhg of rdos.

The best i could come up with is:

Bralbdagedoie and alcohol wlbahse tapping substance is employed to facilitate tapping of holes and threading of rods.

In order to get that far i had to remove the "i" from "aoiolchl" and change an "i" into a "t" in "flitiiaace". I haven't gotten a clue yet on the other two words. About the most pronounceable things i've found so far are "Broadbailedge" and "whilbase" by stealing the extra "i".
jetdv wrote on 3/18/2005, 12:43 PM
I didn't create that so I have no clue what it says.
B.Verlik wrote on 3/18/2005, 1:58 PM
Passing more e-mails to the masses, eh?
Jimmy_W wrote on 3/18/2005, 2:11 PM
No, just having a friendly game of wheel of fortune ;-)

B.Verlik wrote on 3/18/2005, 2:16 PM
lol. I was really making the smart a$$ remark to Ed (jettv). But only in fun.
Jimmy_W wrote on 3/18/2005, 2:33 PM
Thats it, I'm I want to buy a vowel. And take Vanna home.
Jimmy_W wrote on 3/18/2005, 2:35 PM
Hats off to Kelly. He's about got it figured out.


You Guys have a great weekend!