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THE (ALMOST) UNDELETED • View topic - Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

Any old topic will do, I suppose.

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:57 pm

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 Ui nervtisy, i t 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!
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Postby GamePlayer » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:28 pm

Seen this one before. I can almost read it almost like I was reading a properly spelled paragraph. Scary.

We read so much, understand sentence structure and are intimate with the vernacular that it becomes less about the words and more about the underlining idea.

Actually, that is something my teachers and profs have tried to impart upon me, but I could never figure out how to do it. They say it enables you to read really fast if you simply concentrate on the concept of what is being written rather than reading every individual word. You absorb the idea rather than every word. But I guess I'm just too systemic and I still read slow :)
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Postby The Phantom » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:50 pm

i saw this years ago back in highschool and could read it no problem then too. i think the stat is wrong tho cuz i could swear it was closer to 75-80 last time i saw it

it's not atypical to be able to read this as most people read in a similar manner
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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:42 pm

I don't know if the percentage is correct, I'd bet all people who can read can read it.

I just thought it was cool how your brain unscrambles the words without you having to think about it.
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:27 pm

Another of the reasons why it's really hard to catch typos in something you yourself have written. ;)

It's an acquired ability. At the technical high-school+junior-college where I used to teach, one of my fifth-year advisees did an experimental study for his graduation project and compared the difference in ability to read such text among first-years, third-years, and fifth-years (all Japanese, non-native English learners). As you would expect, the older the student, the better they did on the task. :wink:
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Postby Star Dust » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:37 pm

My only problem with this is it may encourage people who are already lazy or
bad with their spelling and grammar to say, "See!? It doesn't matter how I
spell as long as you understand it."

God I HATE that attitude.

(and yes, I know for a fact that I am not a perfect speller, but I do try)
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:30 am

Yep.

The fact that you can read it doesn't mean you want to, right? ;)
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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:07 am

The problem isn't that we can't read the paragraph above; it's that we'd prefer to read it properly spelled because it's easier. I can read the above paragraph like I can read a properly spelled paragraph, but not as fast. The misspelling breaks up my reading ryhthm and it takes me longer to read it.

Basically when you misspell, you're burdening your reader unnecessarily.
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:25 pm

Nicely put. Beam that over to Simon Artist. ;)

It's very self-centered, isn't it? "I don't care to take the time to make sure I've spelled everything correctly. I don't care that it will cause you more effort to read what I write." :roll:
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Postby chanilover » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:19 am

Even Sloe Man's spelling has improved. Bad spelling, unless you're dyslexic, is just a sign of a lazy, that'll-do attitude. No wonder the terrible spellers like the prequels, reading shit really doesn't bother them.
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:06 am

Zing! :)
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Postby Eyes High » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:04 pm

I too have seen the afore mentioned paragraph and was able to read it with out any trouble.

I have trouble with spelling but it's not a case of being lazy or dyslexic. It's a simple case of either hearing the syllables wrong or my mind traveling faster than my fingers. That’s why in high school I tried to keep a dictionary close by and why today I try to remember to use the spell check. But the draw back to spell check is when you have used the wrong form of a word. i.e. to, too, or two. In that case spelling may be correct but the grammar will not.

It’s still neat how our minds can work. Especially when we have seen something multiple times.
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:57 pm

I'm actually pretty horrible at spelling. :D

There's an app included with OS X called Dictionary. I keep it running ALL the time and am always checking spellings and definitions.

I know what you mean about having the "syllables wrong"; I nearly drove myself crazy trying to look up "perspicuity" earlier.

'Cause in my head it was "perpescuity". :oops:
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:02 am

SandChigger wrote:Nicely put. Beam that over to Simon Artist. ;)

It's very self-centered, isn't it? "I don't care to take the time to make sure I've spelled everything correctly. I don't care that it will cause you more effort to read what I write." :roll:


You've got my permission to copy and paste :)

You're quite right. It is very self-centered. Trouble is, spelling is one of those "minor infractions" in life, hence it's near universally abused :(

I actually enjoy spelling and looking up new words, but I acknowledge that I'm definitely the minority. For some reason, words appeal to me at their most basic and functional. I even have fondess for words just by the way they sound or look, no other reason. Yes, I know I'm weird :)
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:09 am

:D
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:29 am

SandChigger wrote:I'm actually pretty horrible at spelling. :D

There's an app included with OS X called Dictionary. I keep it running ALL the time and am always checking spellings and definitions.

I know what you mean about having the "syllables wrong"; I nearly drove myself crazy trying to look up "perspicuity" earlier.

'Cause in my head it was "perpescuity". :oops:


You can always tell where I post messages from by looking at my spelling. I have an app at home to catch misspellings. At work I cannot add anything to my machine, so misspelled words get through all the time. I wish I could add it to the work machine.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:14 pm

GamePlayer wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Nicely put. Beam that over to Simon Artist. ;)

It's very self-centered, isn't it? "I don't care to take the time to make sure I've spelled everything correctly. I don't care that it will cause you more effort to read what I write." :roll:


You've got my permission to copy and paste :)

You're quite right. It is very self-centered. Trouble is, spelling is one of those "minor infractions" in life, hence it's near universally abused :(

I actually enjoy spelling and looking up new words, but I acknowledge that I'm definitely the minority. For some reason, words appeal to me at their most basic and functional. I even have fondess for words just by the way they sound or look, no other reason. Yes, I know I'm weird :)


You lazy asshole. :D
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:55 pm

Actually, I was trying to piss you off with that mispelling :P :lol:
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:17 pm

Sure you were :wink:
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:24 pm

I didn't even notice it. :oops:
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:14 pm

Shame on you :)
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:27 am

Shame on YOU. :twisted:

SHA-A-A-A-AME!

Shame on you! Shame on YO-U-U! Shame on YOOOOOOU!

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Whichever CSI show uses that Who song was just on, so it's fresh in my mind. :P
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Postby GamePlayer » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:08 am

Did someone say CSI? :P :lol:
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Postby orald » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:14 pm

GP wrote:I even have fondess for words just by the way they sound or look, no other reason.

Or because they're...woody? :P *Frankly, that sketch was a bore*
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:14 pm

GamePlayer wrote:Did someone say CSI? :P :lol:


I have only watched one of those CSI shows once and I hated it. I much prefer L&O.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:25 pm

Omphalos wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:Did someone say CSI? :P :lol:


I have only watched one of those CSI shows once and I hated it. I much prefer L&O.


Agreed. A lot of the science in CSI is BS anyways, and the acting doesn't hold a candle to even the worst of the L&O series.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:22 pm

Well a big Mike Myers "Mariska Hargitay!" to you two, too! :P

I like both. (Watched back-to-back episodes of L&O:SVU last night, start of whichever season revs up with Hargitay being stalked by a guy mistakenly convicted and imprisoned but later released on DNA evidence, going around killing innocent people she was trying to help. She's such a bitch sometimes. :D )
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Postby Mandy » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:52 pm

I'm sick of both of those shows, but when I wasn't sick of them I loved CSI set in Vegas, and L&O SVU. Now I'd rather shoot myself than watch either of them.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:14 pm

What's made YOU sick of them?

I get annoyed by the scientific/medical stuff with CSI (almost no one wears protective masks, etc) but make a conscious choice to ignore the flaws. (I like CSI:NY the least of the three; they push the scifi envelope a bit too much with their gadgetry. "Gary Sneeze" is a bit of a cold fish, too.) Las Vegas is my favorite, and Miami is a hoot with Horatio as Jesus of Miami. One day he WILL walk on water! :lol: (The women ain't too hard on the eyes, either. ;) The Greek bint in NY is the hottest, though. Both the old bug and the goth chick agree on that one. :D )

And who cares about acting on a tube show? :P
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:32 pm

The Greek bint in NY is the hottest,


A-Fucking-Men, brotha! She is so damn hot its hard to look at her.
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