Thursday, September 3

Cna yuo raed tihs?

This is so weird... I received this in an email so I have no idea who to give the credit. I had absolutely no problems reading it. It also gives me a greater appreciation for Phonics instruction over the Whole Word approach.

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. WOW! I could read that.. Very fascinating how we teach and teach how important spelling and phonics are and I had no trouble understanding the entire thing.. thanks for sharing

  2. While I was in graduate school (studying special education) one of our professors taught us that most people can read words like this. She said as long as the first and last letter are in the correct spots, and then all of the letters are present in the middle (but not in the right order), your mind just figures it out. It was pretty crazy. She then showed us this example. There was only one woman in our class that just couldn't read it (even once everyone else read it out loud together, she had a really difficult time with it).


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