Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Importance (?) of Spelling...

I have always been a really bad speller, proof reader and typo catcher and have wondered why some people seem to be able to spell well. Can they deductively figure out how certain words are spelled? Are they good guessers? Do misspellings jump off the page at them? Do they have better memories? Are they smarter?

Anyway, I did learn something from reading this:

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? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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