The order of things

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch 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 at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

Several years ago, a teacher of mine showed this to me and I was rather intrigued by it. I forgot about it until today, when I passed this sign:

All I can say is, it’s a good thing we read words as a whole! Otherwise, I may have never known that this restaurant has some badass flat screen TVs. Oh, did you catch that? I said “screen,” not “screens.” How long does it take to proofread a 9-word sentence? Seriously…

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4 thoughts on “The order of things

    • Oh my, you caught me! I was, um, testing you guys. 😀 (This is why you don’t blog when you’re supposed to be paying attention in class!)

  1. 9 words, not letter. But you’re right. However, I see signs like this all the time. I should take my camera with me in the car and snap photos of such signs when I see them. I love the signs you find, and sadly, there are lots of them out there all over the U.S.

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