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Ashok Mash
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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


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[ September 15, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Ashok Krishnan:
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


But you must heard that word before.


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John Smith
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JR: Yuo rea os fkcunig mroon Ahsko!!!
Apparently, you didn't understand a simple concept, "Julia Roberts". Notice that every single word in Ashok's post starts and ends with the right letter. In your post, on the other hand, only half the words follow the pattern, which indicates to me that you didn't even recognize the pattern. So, who is the moron here? I'll give you a hint, -- what does your name have to do with Benoit Mandelbrot?
[ September 15, 2003: Message edited by: Eugene Kononov ]
Ashok Mash
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Tknahs a moillin, Eugene!
Psis off JR
Damien Howard
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Wow that was pretty good. I was able to read the whole paragraph without problem. I guess the research was pretty accurate, at least for small words. I wonder how well it would work for a paragraph of obscure, long GRE words?
Randall Twede
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well context has something to do with it too. with enough effort i could write one that would be ambiguous.
after a second look i see that each word has all the letters of the original word and none that arent part of the original word. that would make it harder to be ambiguous.
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Anonymous
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conclusions:
1) true only within context;
2) true only with short words or familiar words;
3) true only with simple or short sentences;
4) true only when anticipate
Ashok Mash
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Originally posted by <words worth>:
conclusions:
2) true only with short words or familiar words;
4) true only when anticipate

Well, it depends on the reader's reading skills as well, IMHO. If one is new to the language and reads letter-by-letter to form words, he/she would find this utter gibberish, and more advanced users could handle even a bit more longer/complex words even if its characters are rearranged.
And, I guesss it works best when its not anticipated - I read the whole thing and then realised the trick!!
Anonymous
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now try this:

true ylno htiw trohs sdrow ro railimaf words

it is pretty hard to me. actually, i found this sentence inaccurate:

it doesn't matter in what order the letters in a word are

it does matter. because you can change the order of just two letters, or you can change the order of all letters. the difficulty of reading won't be the same in these two cases.
I think the conclusion of this whole research should be: word may still look similar even you change the order of its letters.
what else it can be?
R K Singh
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Originally posted by <words worth>:

true ylno htiw trohs sdrow ro railimaf words
it is pretty hard to me. actually, i found this sentence inaccurate:

the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae.
Anonymous
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Originally posted by R K Singh:

the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae.


firstly, the last word in this sentence isn'y in the right order.
now try this:
the ylno tnatropmi gniht si taht tsrif dns tsal rettel si ta eht thgir place

there is an extent with order changing of the letters, the more the change is, the harder the reading will be.
David O'Meara
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it is not hrad if you use not big wrdos.
I'm still concerned by anagrams. The first/last letter constraint should protect you, but can someone think of an anagram that fits the jumble rule?
I also found that I read the jumbed passage faster. Rather than trying to read each word I was flying across the line. I never though of myself as a slow reader but It was an eye opener.
Rafael Prado
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How auobt wntnritig lkie tihs form now on?
form = from?
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