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Friday, Feb 25, 2005

Wow.

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Find out you how you - yes, you - can play this game with The Scramblizer.

Here’s the Capitol Fax blog Scrablized.

(Link via In4mador.)

- Posted by Rich Miller        

6 Comments
  1. - Bill Dennis - Friday, Feb 25, 05 @ 12:54 pm:

    Thanks for the tip, Rich. I’ll use this to defend myself next time some seriously bad typo appears in my freelance work. “See, guys … no harm no foul.”


  2. - Drew Hibbard - Friday, Feb 25, 05 @ 1:04 pm:

    This is from my own blog:

    “For one thing, it citlarney says that our putilaoopn is ganryig. A wihle ago, I raed taht 10 pceernt of the aera’s ptoupolian is over 60 or is orisehtwe cfelsiaisd as erdlely”

    If I didn’t write this, I probably wouldn’t be able to understand it. That Scrambilizer makes my brain hurt.


  3. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 25, 05 @ 1:27 pm:

    Rich, this is very interesting, but don’t allow it to enable really late nights at Bnor Yand’s.


  4. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 25, 05 @ 2:09 pm:

    It’s the reason things like FCUK (the designer) draws attention and sells.


  5. - Greg - Friday, Feb 25, 05 @ 2:55 pm:

    This could do serious damage to all the the cottage industry among reporters and editors who love to point out others’ typos in order to make themselves fee superior while completely ignoring the substance of one’s arguments.

    Hat tip to Miller.


  6. - Anonymous - Friday, Feb 25, 05 @ 6:17 pm:

    Not sure if you did it for the irony or not, but Greg, don’t you mean “feeL” superior?


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