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;


 http://jtnimoy.net/itp/cambscramb/


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
eg:


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."


unscrambled
"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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