A slow Sunday. An Experiment. Can you read it or can you not?

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    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!

    1. ChristinaScibona profile image71
      ChristinaScibonaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ncie psot, I colud raed it wtihuot a torlbue. tongue

    3. profile image0
      Whikatposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, I hvae a sgtrane mnid too. I wonder if all people can read this or only people with open minds?

    4. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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?

  2. profile image0
    PrettyPantherposted 12 years ago

    Add me to the list of weirdos.  big_smile

    1. travelespresso profile image69
      travelespressoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      And me.  I hardly paused when reading it.  That must make me a double weirdo...or perhaps everyone can read it.

  3. mrfluffy profile image60
    mrfluffyposted 12 years ago

    And me, good post

  4. Ohma profile image60
    Ohmaposted 12 years ago

    Yep I am a weirdo too.

  5. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years ago

    weirdo and so very lame, OK I'll throw in proud

    When's the parade?  lol

  6. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years ago


  7. profile image0
    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 12 years ago

    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.

  8. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not surprised that most hubbers seem to have no problem. Writers tend to be good readers, so that makes perfect sense to me.

  9. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 12 years ago

    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

  10. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    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.   hmm  I think it did either break up or slow down my own reading rhythm.

    1. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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! lol

  11. Dolores Monet profile image94
    Dolores Monetposted 12 years ago

    And that is my problem with editing. I just see what my mind thinks that it sees, not what is actually there!

  12. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    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.

  13. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 12 years ago

    Oh yea....and can you read it backwards?  Or am i the only one??

  14. Lifeallstar1 profile image61
    Lifeallstar1posted 12 years ago

    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.

  15. Vinal profile image61
    Vinalposted 12 years ago

    Easy to read smile

  16. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I cuold raed it wtih no preblom. Itneretsing.

  17. europewalker profile image80
    europewalkerposted 12 years ago

    Had no problem reading it.

  18. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Feel free to email this “test”. It is how I got it.  smile

  19. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 12 years ago

    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.

  20. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 12 years ago

    Easy for me to read because I normally spell sort of like that, without spell check.


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