Tuesday, May 02, 2006

We don't need no stinkin' spell check!

To the males in my life for whom spelling is a challenge (you know who you are, and you've passed it on to my offspring!), please be encouraged by the following:

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid, too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe tuo fo 100 anc. 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!

And by the way, I DO personally think spelling is important, so don't try to pull this crap with me.


katielady said...

Here, here! Spelling is important!

Timmie Smith said...

Sure I can read it when the letters aren't in the right order -- I don't remember when my advisor last spelled "the" correctly in an email to me instead of his usual "teh" -- but that doesn't mean it is ok. I know that spelling errors in IM conversations and emails cause me to alter my response. I am much more of a smart ass and I delay my responses when there are typos. I suspect anyone that appreciates proper spelling alters their behavior when confronted with typos too, though they may not be aware of it.

I'm not even going to touch how much IM shortcuts like "r u" for "are you" irritate me. "LOL" and other acronyms are fine, but using single letters really irks me.