Only great minds can read this.
This is weird, but interesting!
if you can read this, you have a strange mind too
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
I understood the whole thing. I have read about this before in one of my psychology books. Must mean I have a weird mind....my husband will be pleased to know he has been right all of these years.
ncie psot, I colud raed it wtihuot a torlbue.
Yep, I hvae a sgtrane mnid too. I wonder if all people can read this or only people with open minds?
This is amazing. Was able to read it easily. Now those who wrote comments the same way - did you have to think about what you were writing or did the mixed up words just come out on the keyboard?
weirdo and so very lame, OK I'll throw in proud
When's the parade?
Yes I can read this with no problem. GOD have a great sense of humor and I am enjoying every moment of it. Love peace free. Thank you. Now go laughing all through life because I cracked the secret code for the mystery of life on earth. What is it? It is right in front of your eyes. Now that is funny for those who can see it, hahaha you can now laugh at yourself because I am laughing at myself. thank you. Go in peace.
I dont think it's a matter of being weird. I think it's normal speed reading.
Slow readers see every letter. The rest of us see far less and may even skip things like "the" entirely.
If the 45% is true, then 45% are just poor readers.
If you are well versed in any lingo, this kind of wrong spelling will slow you down only by fraction of a second and you would fully comprehend alright
Did anyone have this?
While I was reading it, the "voice" I was hearing my own reading in wasn't my own "internal reading voice" (my usual, fast-talking, lots-of-different-tones, voice). Instead, I found I was "hearing" a kind of staccato and monotone reading version, kind of like the things that help people like Stephen Hawking (only not in the electronic voice). Something different was definitely going on as far as reading it went. I think it did either break up or slow down my own reading rhythm.
Nope. I actually think that I was able to read it as easily and quickly as I would have had it been spelled all correctly. That was actually pretty amazing! Incorrect spelling is a huge pet peeve of mine, too, which makes this really troubling for me!
And that is my problem with editing. I just see what my mind thinks that it sees, not what is actually there!
If I quickly skim it (as PCUNIX says) then it is easy. If I try to read it thoroughly, it's horrible.
And, as Dolores says, that's probably why it can be so hard to proofread - I don't read thoroughly then as I already know the material, just skim.
Oh yea....and can you read it backwards? Or am i the only one??
I wonder if it was something we really needed to understand to figure out an answer of some sort, if it would be difficult? Maybe since the actual meaning behind the writing wasn't difficult to understand it made reading it so much easier. I had zero difficulty but when I'm learning something in school I might have to read correctly written words over again to understand the meaning since my brain is actually learning something for the first time.
Interesting. Like many fellow Hubbers, I'm not surprised that most of us can read jumbled letters and still get the words right.
True, it slows us down a bit. Lisa's observation is an interesting one as well..I know what she means. I also agree with Lifeallstar1...the subject matter has some bearing on understanding the context.
Your eyesight plays a part too. Actually your brain does most of the work of 'seeing', the eye muscles mostly obedient to the brain impulses.
I have an interesting book on eyesight, which says that, in perfect 20/20 vision, there's only one, very fine point of perfect focus, and that's directly in the centre of your current point of interest. All other object details become progressively less clear and less colorful as your perception moves out to the periphery of where you're looking. Your peripheral vision is mostly to pick up movement. Of course, these hundreds of 'snapshots' per second are fused together at lightning speed, so you 'think' you're seeing everything clearly..the persistence of memory.
This is why staring, and diffusing your vision is bad for you..you're forcing your eye muscles to do something they're not supposed to.
Easy for me to read because I normally spell sort of like that, without spell check.
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