Mlespslied Wrods

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 19 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

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

How this works:

Not only does the brain look at the first and last letters of the word, it also looks at the curvature of the words. To see how this works, write out “Misspelled Words” on a piece of paper. Now draw a line above it that fits the contours of the letters. This creates peaks and valleys at specific points that the brain recognizes.  Do the same for bottom of the word. If you write out “Mlespslied Wrods” and perform the same action, you will see that the lines are almost exactly the same.