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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What was that?

Tip number six from "Job hunting a great way to waste time" was a homage to this paragraph, which you've probably seen everywhere:

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. 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 itslef but the wrod as a wlohe.

The "rscheearch" has been credited to "The Significance of Letter Position in Word Recognition," a doctorate thesis from 1976 by Graham Rawlinson at Nottingham University.
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