Typoglycemia

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  1. Micheal

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    Typoglycemia

    I thought this was amusing... hopefully it hasn't been posted here before. Read on...

    I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed
    it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Such a cdonition is arppoiately cllaed Typoglycemia [​IMG]-

    Amzanig huh? Yaeh and yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorant.
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    It has. And it's a hoax of course - check your favorite urban legend reference page. Nice try tho [​IMG].

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  3. Micheal

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    Hoax or not, I'm surprised that I could make heads or tails of that paragraph without even pausing. [​IMG]

    Edit: I tried Snopes and nothing comes up for Typoglycemia. What is it under?
     
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    I didn't come up with anything either. I also searched the HTF and only came up with this thread.

    It's interesting tho. I don't care if it's been studied or not, it's definately a testament to the power of the mind to fill in the blank spaces that we see.
     
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    Nothing at hoaxbusters either?

    Agreed. I find it fascinating that we can make sense of such garbled words.
     
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    The word "typoglycemia" is new, but I've definitely seen this posted on the HTF before.

    Of course, once you start introducing anagrams into the mix, it becomes much harder.
     
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    Makes sense. I still find it interesting regardless. Is it really a hoax considering that the main point is that we can decipher words that begin and end with the appropriate letters even though the rest of the word is a mess?
     
  9. Micheal

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    From Snopes:

    Doesn't really classify as a hoax to me. The only real "hoax" may be the university research claim, and that is still undetermined. Doesn't really make the fact that we can clearly read such a mess a hoax. IMHO
     
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    It's a carefully created "mess". The claim regarding the irrelevance of the order of the letters is wrong. Amzanig may be "readable", but azmniag certainly isn't.

    At the time I checked the snopes entry, they were not aware of any such study, much less result from Cambridge University.

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    Undetermined is undetermined. [​IMG]

    Holadem, I see your point though. Still, I think it's interesting.
     
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    Thanks Zen.
    Since I wasn't here much last week it's good to be back. [​IMG]
     
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    How old is that "last week" image?
     
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    I invented typoglycemia (back when it was called "poor spelling") back in the 80's. Nobody ever gives me any credit [​IMG]
     
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    It kind of enhances the point, the out of style hair, suit and tie.
     
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    What's wrong with the hairstyle?

    Not really up to date on white male fashion.

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    I wasn't talking about the gentleman in the photograph (though I'm with Holadem…he looks fine to me). I just found an amusing irony in your use of that image, which has been floating around the 'net for at least a couple of years now, to criticize someone else for being "behind the times."

    That's all.
     
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    Both past threads linked above are quite old. The last one was Feb 2004 and the other was 2003.

    We may have had some new members between then and now. [​IMG]

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