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8 October 2003

A friend of mine sent me this fascinating and clever tidbit:

Aoccdrnig to a 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 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. Amzanig huh?

Wow.

There's a tremendous Web page that examines this statement in detail, with several enlightening demonstrations. It's from Dr. Matt Davis, a researcher at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cmabridge Uinervtisy... oh, you know what I mean.

Well worth a few minutes. http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~matt.davis/Cmabrigde/

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