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Spelling is Important

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs?
Olny 55 plepoe 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? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

‘fi’

Well played, you got it wrong, the first and last letter have to be in the right order. That means if it is a two letter word, it has to be spelt correctly.

I have seen this before, and it makes me wonder about the speed reading things.

I was able to read it nearly as fast as I could when it was SPELLED correctly. Spelt? Waht is taht???

Looks normal to me.

Its cool but saying only 55 people cn read this is absurd. This has been circulating around since the internet began.

[quote]EdChap wrote:
‘fi’

Well played, you got it wrong, the first and last letter have to be in the right order. That means if it is a two letter word, it has to be spelt correctly.[/quote]

and a three letter word too

and any four letter word with a double letter in the middle like wood, food

it is interesting though, but although you can read it, it isn’t as easy to do so, and won’t hold up in court of law

[quote]PGA200X wrote:
Its cool but saying only 55 people cn read this is absurd. This has been circulating around since the internet began.[/quote]

Budlight writes like this all the time

This started out as an actual news article. It was posted on this forum before, a few years back.

yeah f you i don’t care how i type I’m not here to win a spelling bee or anything i type fast and make a lot of mistakes…sometimes im just straight up drunk…least i’m not a fat midget

[quote]jp_dubya wrote:
Spelt?[/quote]

It’s called English.

[quote]PGA200X wrote:
Its cool but saying only 55 people cn read this is absurd. This has been circulating around since the internet began.[/quote]

You’re right, this is absurd. I saw something similar to this a few months back, and thought it was interesting when it was sent back to me again. Thank you for pointing it out though!

~V

[quote]EdChap wrote:
jp_dubya wrote:
Spelt?

It’s called English.

[/quote]

hahaha

what the hell is spelled? what are you 10

[quote]jp_dubya wrote:
Spelt? Waht is taht???[/quote]

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

spelt: chiefly British past and past participle of SPELL

:slight_smile:

[quote]jp_dubya wrote:
I have seen this before, and it makes me wonder about the speed reading things.

I was able to read it nearly as fast as I could when it was SPELLED correctly. Spelt? Waht is taht???[/quote]

Me to, I read it almost as fast as it being spelled correct. But, then again ive been drinkin… so …well…

I’m sure you could come up with an example where rearranging the middle letters could result in two different, but valid sentences. Then what would happen?

[quote]larryb wrote:
I’m sure you could come up with an example where rearranging the middle letters could result in two different, but valid sentences. Then what would happen?[/quote]

Maybe a significant minority of people would misinterprete either one to mean the other.

Let’s hope that this phenomena doesn’t encourage the use of AOL slang. A paragraph full of misplaced letters and misspelled words still make the writer appear functionally illiterate and make it harder for the reader to comprehend what was written.

[quote]v10hanz wrote:
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs?
Olny 55 plepoe 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? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt![/quote]

BALBOS? Is that you?

[quote]michael2507 wrote:
v10hanz wrote:
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs?
Olny 55 plepoe 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? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

BALBOS? Is that you?[/quote]

Haha! I thought so too until I noticed that the diction and syntax still made sense.

[quote]TeeVee69 wrote:
michael2507 wrote:
v10hanz wrote:
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs?
Olny 55 plepoe 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? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

BALBOS? Is that you?

Haha! I thought so too until I noticed that the diction and syntax still made sense.[/quote]

Indeed a sure indication that it isn’t him.