Does the ordering of letters matter?

This is cool:

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, olny taht the frist and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pcleas. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by ilstef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

via Joi Ito’s Web

3 thoughts on “Does the ordering of letters matter?

  1. Yeah, I read that too. It really is mind-blowing. Doesn’t affect our understanding at all.

    But I have to say, the mixture of cap and small letters matter. They make everything impossible to read.

    Example: YeaH i Am So psYCheD aBOuT tHIs ProJeCt. i WaNt TO ScREam ANd sHOuT.

    Sadly, a lot of kids these days write like that.

  2. I wonder if we’ve been trained by reading hastily typed email for a long time, so we’ve developed a way to decipher this kind of mistakes?

    Yeah, I feel the same way about mixed Cap and small letters. But maybe it just takes some used-to. I remember I used to have a hard time understanding all capitalized sentences. Now it is no longer a problem.

  3. Yes, I can read though it feels weird.
    But I can’t read the one with the wrong ordering in mixture of caps and smalls or in all Caps.

    Relieved am I. My poor English is forgivable. U c, they r worse than mine …hehe :~> but it still can be read ! aha!!

    Do u mind?

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