Monday, March 30, 2009

Who makes up the 45%

I have recieved the same forward from two different friends in recent weeks. It is a message of spelling so bad it makes my writing look down right legable. I have attached it below for your own entertainment. The message claims that only 55% of people can read it. I am curious who the 45% that can't read it are. I have no problem reading this text, and I tend to think of myself as a fairly crappy reader.

My guess is that the statistics are way off base here. Maybe only 55% of second graders could read this or something. Anyway, if you can't read this please let me know. I am very currious about the reading habits of people that can't read this paragraph.

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuol t 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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