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Psaele raed tihs

  1. Nov 29, 2004 #1
    I found it interesting to read, and to find out the
    capabilities of a human mind.

    Hi
    I cdnuolt blveiee taht yuo 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 inwaht 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 porbelm. 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
    thought slpeling was ipmorantt!
    Rdegras,
     
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  3. Nov 29, 2004 #2
    you still have to know which letters are needed in the word, it's just the order (except first and last) that can be mixed.

    petrty asewmo huh?
     
  4. Nov 29, 2004 #3

    Mk

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    Actually I thought you either ment by the title:
    Psaele read
    ...read being past tense, and Psaele a Greek philosopher or another member on PF.
    OR
    Psaele ræd
    raed being a unicode letter that you couldn't find. "æ" not "ae"

    :biggrin:
     
  5. Nov 29, 2004 #4
    You definitly belong on this board.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2004 #5

    Mk

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Yep, well I've been here a little bit
     
  7. Nov 29, 2004 #6

    honestrosewater

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    I think jumble writers have known this for decades and just never wanted to tell anyone :devil:
     
  8. Nov 29, 2004 #7

    Moonbear

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    Do you think this works with people who have a more limited spelling/vocabulary ability? If you don't know the word or how to spell well, I would think it might be harder to quickly unjumble the letters in your mind. Also, how would this work in a list of unrelated words? I.e., if there were no hints from sentence structure to guess at the word.
     
  9. Nov 29, 2004 #8
    I posted this same letter here a while ago and learned that someone else had posted it before me.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2004 #9
    I have no clue what Rdegras is supposed to be.
     
  11. Nov 29, 2004 #10
    Rdegras, = Regards,

    And it's my understanding you don't 'unjumble' words, you understand them as a whole already so it has no effect on people with limited vocabulary - now dislexia, that's an interesting one.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2004 #11
    yeah, I figured it out after I wrote my post. I don't use regards when I end a letter so I guess I wasn't expecting to see it. That means something to me about context and jumbled words.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2004 #12

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    Maybe your brain was deciding whether it was "regards" or "redrags" :bugeye:
     
  14. Nov 29, 2004 #13
    Hmm at first, like someone already said, I thought you were asking someone named "Psaele" to read this post. I just now noticed, after reading the whole thread, that you spelled the entire topic wrong (mroe awarkd tahn worng I gseus)
     
  15. Nov 29, 2004 #14

    matthyaouw

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    Aaaabdeehiiiiilmnnnrsssstttm
    Antidisestablishmentarianism

    If you got that without thinking about it, I'll consider taking the above passage for mis-spelled truth, otherwise I'm going to have to insist there is a minimum amount of coherency that must remain for a word to be made sense of.
     
  16. Nov 29, 2004 #15
    It works but not perfectly, some words, that i misinterpreted:

    petrty = pertty (purdy), just a slang misspelling of pretty.

    Rdegras = redegrass (hell if i know what that is supposed to be, but thats what i read it as)


    as for the random word list try it out:

    cotansnintople
    ceehse
    hngury
    terid
    popele
    chtaloic
    bbile
    i lvoe furit ckae
    plasee gvie me smeohtnig
    emtoonial
    antiesdisblathisnemnairatism (take that cambridge!!)
     
  17. Nov 29, 2004 #16

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    aequeosalinocalcalinoceraceoaluminosocupreovitriolic

    okay, can anyone figure this one out? (that space isn't supposed to be there but won't go away)
     
  18. Nov 29, 2004 #17

    Moonbear

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    Out of context, I definitely needed to actually unscramble letters in my mind.

    When tribdog asked about rdegras, I had no idea until I looked at the letter again.

    And in the above list, most are short enough words, and I've done enough newspaper jumble puzzles to get them quickly, but I'm still working on this one, "chtaloic."
     
  19. Nov 29, 2004 #18
    It's catholic <--highlight
     
  20. Nov 29, 2004 #19

    Moonbear

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    Oh. :blushing: That explains why it was such an unfamiliar word for me. :devil: :biggrin:
     
  21. Nov 29, 2004 #20

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    But did you get the last one?
     
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