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Pete Schumacher ®
01-16-2008, 06:05 PM
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch 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. Amzanig huh?
Too bad yuor haeirng dsone't wrok taht way. Tehn eevn Bsoe wloud snoud good.
01-16-2008, 06:46 PM
01-16-2008, 06:53 PM
01-16-2008, 07:04 PM
Amazingly, the faster I read it, the easier it was to read.
I work for a newspaper, and constantly have to proofread my work in stories and advertisements.
Even when I'm really trying hard to look for mistakes, I sometimes miss them for the very same reason you state, if the mind is expecting to see a particular word, it sees it, even if it isn't really there.
That was a good one, Pete.
CEO of SIP (Spell It Phonetically)
01-16-2008, 10:12 PM
...once someone gets past the "sound the word out" phase, we read far more by "shape" than by "order of letters. Essentially, if the shape is sort of right, and the letters are all there, we can sort it out.
ON THE OTHER HAND, ALL CAPITALS MAKES IT A LOT MORE DIFFICULT.
I CDNUOLT BLVEIEE TAHT I CLUOD AULACLTY UESDNATNRD WAHT I WAS RDANIEG. THE PHAONMNEAL PWEOR OF THE HMUAN MNID AOCCDRNIG TO RSCHEEARCH 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. AMZANIG HUH?
01-16-2008, 10:12 PM
I am Filipino and have been in the states for 5 years and I can read it easily! That was fun!
01-16-2008, 10:41 PM
I seem to have read that just fine still... albeit a bit slower than before.
01-16-2008, 10:53 PM
I actually had to pause several times. My mind seemed to see optional words eg for "could" written as it was, I saw "cloud". which didn't really make sense ;-)) same with a few other word.. I didn't recognise for what they were meant to be.
but I do have a lazy left eye, so perhaps that is the issue.... or perhaps I am used to reading scientific stuff with lots of unusual words,
or maybe I just have much greater vocabulary that you guys therefore more options to recognise ;-)) chuckle !!
01-16-2008, 11:14 PM
He arrested a woman for IUD.
I received it in an email a couple of years ago.
10**12 microphones = 1 megaphone
10**6 bicycles = 2 megacycles
500 millenaries = 1 seminary
2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds
52 cards = 1 deckacards
1/2 lavatory = 1 demijohn
10**-6 fish = 1 microfiche
453.6 graham crackers= 1 cheese cake crust
10**12 pins = 1 terrapin
10**21 piccolos = gigolo
10 rations = 1 C-ration
10 centipedes = 1 millipedes
3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
10 monologues = 5 dialogs = 1 decalog
2 monograms = 1 diagram
5 holocausts = 1 Pentecost
8 nickels = 2 paradigms
2 snake eyes = 1 paradise
2 wharves = 1 paradox
1 case of beer = 1 hellufahangover
01-17-2008, 11:59 AM
Guess thats a Tribute to Pete. When smart people mimick, well, lets say rewrite the stuff that belongs in the round file.... they can create some great fun around the facts. I just wish my learning Spanish was this easy.
That's right, pledged my soul to Santa.
Do you stay awake at night, wondering if there really is a Dog? :)
01-17-2008, 10:23 PM
If you have a problem with wharf rats, and the terrapins find a station?
> 10**12 microphones = 1 megaphone
> 10**6 bicycles = 2 megacycles
> 500 millenaries = 1 seminary
> 2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds
> 52 cards = 1 deckacards
> 1/2 lavatory = 1 demijohn
> 10**-6 fish = 1 microfiche
> 453.6 graham crackers= 1 cheese cake crust
> 10**12 pins = 1 terrapin
> 10**21 piccolos = gigolo
> 10 rations = 1 C-ration
> 10 centipedes = 1 millipedes
> 3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
> 10 monologues = 5 dialogs = 1 decalog
> 2 monograms = 1 diagram
> 5 holocausts = 1 Pentecost
> 8 nickels = 2 paradigms
> 2 snake eyes = 1 paradise
> 2 wharves = 1 paradox
> 1 case of beer = 1 hellufahangover
01-18-2008, 03:23 AM
As the old Nissan commercials put it, Dogs Love Trucks!
Pete Schumacher ®
01-18-2008, 08:21 AM
> If you have a problem with wharf rats, and
> the terrapins find a station?
You'd be greatful if you were dead.
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