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    Sad News for Spelling Freaks

    Are you a person who complains about poor spelling? There have been several threads on this subject. I, too, used to be a correct spelling nut.

    Well, here is some bad news for us:

    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in
    waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt 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. **** is bcuseae the huamn mnid
    deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.kn

    ==============

    So, I gesus I bteter cghane my tihkning on **** sbjucet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Are you a person who complains about poor spelling? There have been several threads on this subject. I, too, used to be a correct spelling nut.

    Well, here is some bad news for us:

    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in
    waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt 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. **** is bcuseae the huamn mnid
    deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

    You say it doesn't matter what you spell, that you're point will get across?

    So, you could say

    "I'm a little fat, and could chuck a few rocks."

    But, take the t, and put a g. Take the ch and put a S. Take the R, and put C.

    With that, it's a lot more information than we could ever want to know.

    So, is spelling important?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Are you a person who complains about poor spelling? There have been several threads on this subject. I, too, used to be a correct spelling nut.

    Well, here is some bad news for us:

    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in
    waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt 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. **** is bcuseae the huamn mnid
    deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.kn

    ==============

    So, I gesus I bteter cghane my tihkning on **** sbjucet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten
    "I'm a little fat, and could chuck a few rocks."

    But, take the t, and put a g. Take the ch and put a S. Take the R, and put C.

    With that, it's a lot more information than we could ever want to know.
    This get's my vote for funniest post of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ba-Dg-Er
    This get's my vote for funniest post of the year.
    I'm not the originator. But I've done this with a crowd of Navy people in discussing email policy. You could see as it went along when people began to realize what was happening to the slower than average person I had picked to do demonstrate it...
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    William, I think you missed Denver's point. I didn't even realize the words were mispelled until I was half way thru the paragraph. He simply rearanged the letters rather than changing them, as you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycletourist
    William, I think you missed Denver's point. I didn't even realize the words were mispelled until I was half way thru the paragraph. He simply rearanged the letters rather than changing them, as you did.
    Wsih I cluod taek criedt but I funod **** on athenor lsit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycletourist
    William, I think you missed Denver's point. I didn't even realize the words were mispelled until I was half way thru the paragraph. He simply rearanged the letters rather than changing them, as you did.
    Cycletourist,

    I think you've missed the point that I made...
    So, let me spell it out. If you don't spell it correctly, it can be, important to different meanings...

    And mine was humour as well.







    Beyond the humour, and reality that most of us don't check spelling as we read, there are other issues to where spelling is very important.

    In "my" world, getting a point across strait, using correct termonology and acronyms is very important. There is a lot of real time communication in a text manner that, if not carefully used, would result in disaster.
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