Friday, February 19, 2010

Murxite of Oak

Most people would be familiar with this email forward:

Cna yuo raed tihs?

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!


I took tihs pciee to my fienrd Bhatkalvaslaa the protocolgist a cssooieunnr of legolicoxy.

"Enimaxe escencfefcrole" he innoted to an antisssat and tunerd form his eternorgam.

"Twas brillig" he snag loonkig up."But..."

"Obverse tihs donest awyals seccued. Partnets comeeelltpy asbnet, no antleratvie mannieg, no sssiccvuee lrttees, few pallurs, fiar secjubt crepehminsoon, and oh... oaky murxite of sroht and lnog wrdos hpels".

I teakhnd him and lfet.


To any random soul that stumbled along and is now tumbling away.... please dont! I wont write like this again.



Ketan said...

I guess, that has something to do with the length of the words. And moreover, position of the vowels must not be altered. Maybe :)

Jai_Choorakkot said...

hi Ketan,

thx for the comment. I am not much of a blogger, only took this ID when ppl sniped around about anon comments. I dont check or post often.

re the comment, my counter-example was rather carefully constructed to be as less readable as possible. I guess most random paragraphs of a non-technical nature can be jumbled up and would be comprehensible and with less effort than we imagine.