Originally posted on: 2005-12-01
Original location: http://blog.chrisheath.us/2005/12/01/19
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. ceehiro.
Granted it is a very interesting exercise when you first encounter it. I remember a number of years ago when a typography professor first introduced this one to the class I was in. He observed our reaction and commented that when his typography professor first showed him this one in a class over 30 years before, his reaction was the same. maps . It may not be new, but it is neat.
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