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  1. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

    Nicolecat

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    One of the funny things about the english language...and your brain's interpretation of a word.

    I've seen this before...but couldn't find a thread on it.

    From Cambridge University:

    Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.
    I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, 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 in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
     
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  5. celticpride678

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    "Can you raed this?"

    Check out this link: http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/cambridge.asp

    Research at Cambridge University showed that it does not matter what order the letters in a word are, just if the first and last letters are the same. Pretty Cool!

    Check it out and post your thoughts about it.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    I found out about that on a Vitamin Water bottle. :) I love those drinks. :D
     
  7. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    This is pretty old..

    I'm sure it was out in '05 and such.
     
  8. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Yeah its old, but still neat.
     
  9. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, I get these at least once a month, but yeah it's pretty cool!
     
  10. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    I konw I hvae seen tihs pstoed hree bferoe. Toghuh it is sltil qitue itnreesintg. I do wndoer heowevr if tihs alpepis to all wrdos of fuor or mroe lterets.
     
  11. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I'm guessing no, as I struggled with the last part of that sentence.
     
  12. Vidder macrumors regular

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    guess those two words aren't really words....not sure though. But it would have been a good trick if thats the case.
     
  13. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    It seemed to be fine to me. I read that last part easily. I'm sure it's easier though if the words are more commonly used. I stumbled on applies for a second.
     
  14. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    That last word killed me.
     
  15. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Me too.:eek:
     
  16. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Assuimg u meen 1905, as 2005 was jest fore yreas ago. Ur oledr tahn taht, 'casue u can tpye. ;)
     
  17. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Given the responses to my post I guess this does not apply to all words. The key is in white lettering below this post. For those whom are interested and could not read it all.

    I know I have seen this posted here before. Though it is still quite interesting. I do wonder however if this applies to all words of four or more letters.
     
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    do you rly want to know?

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