Cuold Tihs Bcemoe Ppoluar?

Here’s something for you to try…

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.


Found in a blog: Michael Wood. Original credit to: JME.

Try it yourself. It will be hard to type that way, you’d have to think of each word as you spell it. It wouldn’t do to miss a letter or add one twice.

Anyway, I had no trouble reading that paragraph. It really is amazing.

Of course, it would make spellcheck obsolete. Your word processor would have fits checking all that. Grammar and punctuation would be the same. I think.

Also, it only works for words which are longer than 3 letters. You can’t scramble 3 letter words and leave the two end letters the same as usual. I noticed words like ‘keep’ can’t be scrambled cause the middle letters are the same already. Change them all you want, it stays the same.

Would it work as a secret code? Probably not, too easy to read. But it might keep them guessing awhile. Wondering what you’re really up to.

So, I don’t see much practical use for this idea. But, it is interesting.

Waht do you tinhk? Cuold tihs bcemoe ppoluar? It’s tkanig me aegs to tpye tihs. I dno’t hvae euognh ptaeicne to keep it up.

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