can you raed tihs?... it's 'can you hear me now?' all over again

posted 09/15/2003 10:44:00 by matt flesch-kincaid: 56, grade level: 11 commentscomments(0) linklink
so some folks smarter than the rest of us (or just with too much free time) have realized that misspelled words that have the corrent first and last letters can still be read correctly:
'Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. ceehiro.'

coverage on: slashdot, blogs, etc.
googling for "Elingsh uinervtisy" returns: 355 pages, dispite the fact that it wasn't discovered at any english university