Saturday, May 5, 2007

Creative Spelling

My kids are all creative spellers. And to tell you the truth, when communicating on msn messenger, it's all about getting the message out as quickly as possible and spelling doesn't matter. So when I was forwarded the following, I wondered what the big deal was. I can certainly read it as quickly and easily as conventional spelling. Twenty years ago, I would think the writer was either uneducated or mentally ill or someone just learning English but all those concepts about people who spell poorly have faded away and been replaced with "must have been too rushed for spell check".

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. 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 dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it.

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