Spelling!!  

Animal_73 43M
19 posts
8/10/2006 9:54 am

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9/11/2006 12:39 pm

Spelling!!


I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg.

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe.
Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

SlimGoodGuy 38M

8/10/2006 10:12 am

Now if only people could try to spell so I don't have to read garbled text or decipher a paragraph without any sign of punctuation or thought clarity. It's hard enough trying to speak broken spanish to an immigrant let alone english to someone who went through our own school system.


Animal_73 replies on 8/10/2006 11:33 am:
The whole point is that you should be able to read it without the correct spelling. aslong as hte first and last letters are in the right place then the brain should figure it out.

SlimGoodGuy 38M

8/10/2006 7:04 pm

No no, I get your post. It's a common email forward I get about every 2 weeks from some random friend. It's been posted here I don't know how many times. That part is pretty neat, but an old one. I'm just expanding on the idea that people don't even bother trying to get words right and expect our brains to decipher their poor attempt at a sentence.


Animal_73 replies on 8/11/2006 12:08 am:
Ah ok got ya now, yeh it is an old email that was in my in box, just thought it would be a good one to post seeing as there are so many that go on about spelling mistakes. It's blogland for gawds sake eh. no one is perfick! LOL

rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
8/20/2006 9:54 pm

Remarkable, isn't it?

But I will bet that it took you much longer to type it than it did for me to read it.

It still amazes me everytime I read the proof. True, it isn't a new observation but remarkable what some people can do with old observations everyone else views as faux paus. The entire science of semantics, for example (if that's a science, I suppose it's in a category of it's own) as well as the rest of science progresses exponentially at times by seeing from a new perspective the same old information.

Anyone can state the obvious, to UNDERSTAND the obvious may well be the province of fools and geniuses.


Animal_73 replies on 8/21/2006 12:00 am:
Me type that? oh hell no, cut and paste from an email

rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
8/20/2006 10:09 pm

Spelling is very possibly overrated. Language is inherently fluid and current semantic thought suggests that our brains are hardwired for language, spelling may be more related to spacial abilities but the fact that we can read your post despite the gross mispellings is suggestive in itself of a more holistic ability than appears obvious.

Spelling mistakes are significant in what they reveal of the human thought process and innate structure as we translate thoughts to written word. Don't know that anyone quite understands dyslexia at this point; it is very easy for most of us to mispell words as we are writing or typing even though most of us know how to spell them if we consciously think about it.

Granted some are better spellers than others but it seems to be more a symptom of how one's brain innately works and translates thought language to a spacial representation, not a statement on overall intelligence or even how much effort people put into writing; some people are severely dyslexic and really can't help it.

(yes, a serious response to your post just for the record, )


Animal_73 replies on 8/21/2006 2:14 am:
Serious responces are always welcome.

Just think on how much easier (I Think) if you had to spell words the way they sounded. makes me wonder if people with reading difficulties would be able to read better because you would say what was in front of you and not tring to pronounce a word with a silent P at the fron or something like that.

As for the spelling, i know that i cant spell for toffee at times but if thats the case, what the hell is Spell checker for eh?!! LOL

Nice of you to drop by

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