Monday, January 11, 2010

Spelling does it really matter?

I can’t spell worth a darn. I saw this this morning on face book and love it.

Gerrie Congdon wrote; Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. If you can raed tihs, psot it to yuor wlal. Olny 55% of plepoe can.

11 comments:

Patricia said...

I can read it... I learned to read the "look see" method. For those people who learned to read with phonics it would be much harder (although they can spell)
Pat

Darlene said...

I can read it too, but it's totally annoying. I learned to read with phonics, back in the olden days. I wouldn't spend time reading anything long spelled like this, though.

Dolores said...

My daughter showed me this a few years ago. It really is interesting what the mind and eye can do.

Lynn said...

I'm with you on the spelling - can't spell worth a darn but thank goodness for spell check! I have gotten this or something like this before and am amazed at how easy it is to read.

Diane said...

This seems to contradict the study it references. It says that only 55% of people can read it - that means that 45% of people can't! i can - but I agree, it's annoying.

Carole said...

I can read it, and read it fast..
it doesn't really bother me..I wonder why not? hmm..

Linda said...

luv it

Gerrie said...

When I posted that, a lot of my friends were worried and thought I had a stroke!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

That's the reason it's so darn hard to spot those spelling errors. Our mind is telling us everything is as it should be. Who (or what) can you trust anymore? LOL

Jackie Russell said...

I dno't konw if I suolhd be wrroied of not but I dndi't hvae any pobrlems redaing tihs.

I did have some problems typing this tho. :)

Karen said...

No trouble here! And I can not spell to save my life. May be a connection there.

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