Find the spelling mistake

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbeml. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

7 Responses to “Find the spelling mistake”

  1. Michael Maguire Says:

    Mybae I’m msisnig semohtnig but I dno’t see any eorrrs in taht pzulze.

  2. jannordgreen Says:

    Pseale keep lkonoig!

  3. Stefan Says:

    it’s cdnuol’t.

    Wtah’s the lnegsot wrod taht you can fnid taht cnonat be slpleed wnrog? Lkie

    bad
    keep
    warp (wrap)

  4. jannordgreen Says:

    Good question! I thought about it too when I wrote in this new style. I wanted “keep” to be changed, but was not able to. To be modest, does such five letter words exist?

  5. Michael Maguire Says:

    The study mentions the first and last letter only, but I suspect it also matters whether or not the first and last phonetic sound are both correctly positioned.

    I wonder if a word like “shocol” is easy to decipher without any outside context. If not, then there’s your likeliest candidate for longest word which can not be changed. (the word is school).

  6. Nick Brown Says:

    Won thing about spill checkers: They can’t tell if ewe our using the write word.

  7. Beast in Black Says:

    Months of reading lolcat captions ensured that I could actually read the above. As for the spllieng mitaske, i think the word is “porbeml”, which violates the requirement that the first and last letters of the word be in the correct place. Of course, I could also be a doofus and this is just an inadvertant typo on jan’s part…

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