Weird: Letter Orders

September 14th, 2003 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

Acocdrnig to an elgnsih unviesitry sutdy the oredr of letetrs in a wrod dosen’t mttaer, the olny thnig thta’s iopmrantt is that the frsit and lsat ltteer of eevry wrod is in the corerct ptoision. The rset can be jmbueld and one is stlil able to raed the txet wiohtut dclftfuiiy.

(and, yep, I mangaed to raed it wthiout any porbelms at all).

Actually, I think it’s slightly more complex than that – if you can “split” a word (such as “manage” and “managed” and “without” and “with out”) then you’ve got to try and preserve the first and last letters in the word split otherwise it just doesn’t “scan” right.

(Lifted from Big Pink Cookie who lifted it from Blogdaddy)

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  1. Quanta says:

    I read that on Slashdot today, very freaky indeed. It would be interesting to see how it would work for longer more complex texts.

  2. Ciaran says:

    It wkeord for me, but tehn msot wdros ant’re vrey lnog, so i’ts oaky.

    Istaned, try it wthi lngeor wrdos lkie “imiofnrtoan” or “pieeatsntnros” and yul’ol fnid it gtes mcuh hdraer. 😀

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