"If You Can Raed Tihs, You Msut Be Raelly Smrat"

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  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image59
    fishskinfreak2008posted 14 years ago

    This came from a Fox News article. Was this person simply trying to write a lame joke or does he/she truly think that we're all stupid enough to try and read everything backwards?

  2. TravelMonkey profile image61
    TravelMonkeyposted 14 years ago

    I remember reading about something like this. It was the findings of a study at a British university and as long as the first and last letter is in the right order then we should be able to read it. Its used in some train station advertisements in the UK.

    1. sassychic profile image61
      sassychicposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Your completely right but studies have shown if you have the right letters "clumped" together your brain can still understand can make connections to what it means or says!
      Isnt that really cool?

    2. ngureco profile image80
      ngurecoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You must be very right,TravelMonkey. I was able to read it at first without realizing it was writen backwards.

  3. ProCW profile image79
    ProCWposted 14 years ago

    ... sdrawkcab etirw yllaer uoy nehw nuf erom hcum s'tI



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      C. C. Riterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      that's great, and it is, isn't it. ahahaeheh

      1. AEvans profile image75
        AEvansposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        It's much more fun when you really write backwards, your so silly ProCw...lolololololol:D

        1. ProCW profile image79
          ProCWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Me? Silly? Naw... or at least I haven't been too silly on here for a while! smile Maybe I should get back into that! smile


          1. my-success-guru profile image56
            my-success-guruposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Wow! at first that looks pretty scrambled!

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      J Mockridgeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe if I write backwards my own words will make more sense.

  4. JamaGenee profile image83
    JamaGeneeposted 13 years ago

    For what it's worth, I'm a "righty" by nature, but found out when my right arm was in a cast that I could write with my left hand, except everything was backwards.  Whatever I wrote had to be held up to a mirror.  My kids loved it, but it's not something I'd want to do every day! 

    I've always been able to read things that are upside down too. Thought everybody could do it, but apparently not. lol

  5. AEvans profile image75
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    "If you can read this, you must be really smart".. well I believe we are all intelligent!!! But there are people out there who probably could not figure it out.smile

    1. quicksand profile image81
      quicksandposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      An internet marketer called Mike Filsaime tried a similar stunt with a header in which he had left out the vowels in the words.

    2. sassychic profile image61
      sassychicposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! big_smile

  6. carpesomediem profile image60
    carpesomediemposted 13 years ago

    The original FoxNews article was probably playing on this idea that's been going around since 2003:

    "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."

    As long as you aren't aphasiac in any way, you should be able to read the entire paragraph without any difficultly.  I spent a whole semester in college studying the idea of visual linguistics, it's fascinating stuff what the brain can do with the written word while reading.

    1. AEvans profile image75
      AEvansposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It certainly it and you wrote it well!!smile

      1. earnestshub profile image84
        earnestshubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yep easy to read. it does not even slow our reading down. Amazing!

  7. ripplemaker profile image80
    ripplemakerposted 13 years ago

    The above sentence is a sample that even if a person is dyslexic (some letters are mixed up), they can still read.  smile  There is hope for dyslexia after all.


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