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    Ao***rnig to resarech at Camrbigde 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 in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
    total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae
    the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a

    Amzanig huh?
    = Derek
    ["All glory comes from daring to begin" - fortune cookie]

  • #2
    Re: funny but true

    Evils Pylerse's Habatererk Hetol

    Corey Milner
    Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software


    • #3
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      Heh, Corey, the conjunction doesn't count as part of the word. Kudos on finding a tougher one, though.

      Evils Pelersy's Habatererk Hetol

      Derek, I had absolutely no problems reading your paragraph...I already knew this is how we recognize words, but I've never seen an example like that. Cool!
      --[[ Indigo Rose Software Developer ]]


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        We use this as a discussion in training to show people that they can't always trust what their eyes show them. The usually preceeds a discussion on retraining your brain to learn new things. It gets worse as you get older. One of the common ones we will use along the same lines is this.

        If you wear a watch cover it now. Without looking describe your watch. Does it have numbers at all 12 places or just markers? Which numbers are represented on the face of the watch.

        Colors and details about the watch are often very difficult to recall even though most people look at their watch several times a day. However when you try to recall the specific details about your watch most people cannont do it. Just like the length of a word and the first and last letters.

        The mnid wrkos in wundeforl wyas.

        So who is going to create an AMS project to automatically convert text from an edit field to text like the above . . .
        "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
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        • #5
          Re: funny but true

          Very cool! I had no idea.


          • #6
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            cool !
            (btw - i switched between the first 'o' and the second 'o'. did anyone noticed ?)


            • #7
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              I'm still trying to figure out the word! "cool"? What is that, Scandinavian? OH I SEE, you switched the two O's so it's actually, "C-O-O-L" now I get it!!! Cool... Very tricky, I was completely blindsided, I'm all like, "What the heck? Cool?" but now I get it, it's "cool"... Hee har...

              Corey Milner
              Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software


              • #8
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                LOL that actually had me laughin