NationStates Jolt Archive


Via Ferrata
11-08-2005, 13:54

Don't delete this because it looks weird. Believe it or not you can
read it. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,
but the wrod as a wlohe. Such a cdonition is arppoiately cllaed Typoglycemia
Amzanig huh? Yaeh and yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt.
11-08-2005, 13:57
And in other news, WW2 has ended..
11-08-2005, 14:01
That means I'm afflicted with Anti-typoglycemia.
11-08-2005, 14:01
Yeah when William S. Burroughs started cutting his own work up and re-arranging it word by word or sentence by sentence, he claimed it was to encourage people to attempt reading his work as a whole, and not in a linear fashion. It works, but not always well.

Especially when you begin splicing multiple stories together.
11-08-2005, 14:10
Either way that's insane. Did they test mentally handicapped to see if it had the same effect?
11-08-2005, 14:51
Yep, I read it fine.
11-08-2005, 15:20
Wow, I alerady kenw abotu tihs.
Angry Fruit Salad
11-08-2005, 15:31
It only works with words you know well. For example, if someone were to write an article on some obscure artist, or a heart condition, you may not be able to read it as easily.