Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Typoglycemia: cna yuo raed tihs

So I received tihs mgssaee & it’s all wirtten lkie tihs one; alparentpy it’s a new phenoemnon dcsiovered at Cambrdige Univeristy in whcih tehy tkae a senetnce and for ecah wrod tehy keep the frist letter and lsat leettr, tehn scbamrle the rimaineng mddile lteters. You can hvae a go at tihs at;

So I was like 'That’s cool', so I checked up on it and it turns out its not 100% true, it was never made at Cambridge
It was originally a letter to the new scientist magazine from Graham Rawlinson and he used the first two letters and last two.

However it does not work all the time

From Wiki scrambled
"Anidroccg to crad–cniyrrag lcitsiugnis planoissefors at an uemannd utisreviny in Bsitirh Cibmuloa, and crartnoy to the duoibus cmials of the ueticnd rcraeseh, a slpmie, macinahcel ioisrevnn of ianretnl cretcarahs araepps sneiciffut to csufnoe the eadyrevy oekoolnr."

"According to card-carrying linguistics professionals at an unnamed university in British Columbia, and contrary to the dubious claims of the uncited research, a simple, mechanical inversion of internal characters appears sufficient to confuse the everyday onlooker."

Still when it works it's pretty cool.

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