Waht Azamnig Bairns We Hvae

shutterstock_227580421Confession time!  I am partly dyslexic and “off the charts” ADHD. On top of that I sometimes have a hard time remembering what I had for breakfast. Yet I never cease to marvel at the complexity and beauty of the human brain.

I read the following post without hesitation.  How about you?

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!

Please comment and let me know if you could read the post.  Yes or No will suffice but I would also enjoy hearing your thoughts. [reminder]


  1. Yes, I agree the brain, or what’s left of it, is amazing. Just think of how many smells or tastes that it can keep track of. For example when you pick up a “Blueberry” pop tart the brain remembers that blueberry is really Italian for the Scandinavian specialty Lutefisk.

  2. Yep. Oh by the way the word is vetranarian. I was supposed to send you that word on the Monday after your concert in Portland Oregon. I got distracted by shinny squirrels.

  3. Waht is yuor pnoit? I’ev been rnedaig tihs way for a lnog tmie…

  4. Definitely read it without a problem, Ken. But I also can read upside down text and mirror image text. Part of learning to survive in a hostile environment as a child, I think! Thanks for sharing this–it is really fascinating!

  5. Yes, I could read it. It is amazing what the brain can do.

  6. Yes I could read it. I love reading jumbled up things, esp when it freaks others out that can’t:)

  7. yes, I certainly can. Welcome to my world of weirdness hehehe

  8. I feel so sepical, I’m one in 55! As I went along I could read it faster

  9. Yes
    and can read upside down and backwards too! Comes in handy sometimes …

  10. Only 55 out of 100 seems awfully small. I would bet the percentage of people who can read this is much higher.

  11. I certainly can! And, you’re absolutely right…what’s all the fuss about spelling? 😉

  12. I had no problem reading this. I was surprised. That makes me feel great because usually I can’t spell very well. Nice to know it can be read anyway. You are my favorite comic and a wonderful preacher. You have given me much to think about and consider. Things I have taken or do take for granted is just one. Believe me I don’t anymore or at least I make a conscious decision and effort to not take stuff for granted anymore – not perfect but trying. I love the way you say, your just on the journey like me. Thank you for all the belly and heart laughs and things to think about. Thank you very much.

  13. Absolutely I can! I believe that makes us geniuses…..right?

  14. I read it with absolutely no problem. I actually love reading things that like this to keep my mind sharp.

  15. I was happily surprised that I was able to read this very quickly and accurately! now… if only math had been this easy for me… :-/ oh, well… (ha-ha!)

  16. Yes, I could read it. I have received other e-mails and it would say if you can read this you’re a very strange person. That could be true!!! ha ha

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  18. Yys I cluod raed it, but I dnot udnersatnd, wahts all the fsus aobut?

  19. Yes i could read it and i don’t even speak english but dutch! Strange is the mind. Nice post!

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