Typos Are Fine

Apparently, the human eye and brain don’t really care what order the letters of a word are in:

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 porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Pretty neat. For me at least, the reordered short words are harder to read than the shuffled long words, presumably because when the letters in a shorter word are reordered, the resulting string calls to mind more than one word.


Now I won’t have to log so many hours exhaustively proofreading each and every post to remove every last typo (that is, of course, a joke.)  Via 50 Minute Hour.