Email: Fwd: YES!
To my ‘selected’ strange-minded friends:
If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends and the person that sent it to you with ‘yes’ in the subject line.
Yes, but no.
One. I don’t forward emails.
Two. I normally delete such immediately.
Three. I made an exception and saved it to share with you.
Eonverye taht can raed tihs rsaie yuor hnad..
Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
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! if you can raed tihs forwrad it
This demonstrates the power of the human brain. Would you have imagined you could read jumbled scrambled letters?
Our eyes scan the outlines of letters. We read the “envelope” created by the outline of the word. Yes, we scan rather than read. Microsoft has a nice explanation about the Science of Word Recognition.
WORD RECOGNITION ALSO EXPLAINS WHY PEOPLE DO NOT EASILY READ LETTERS IN ALL CAPS. THERE IS NOT OUTLINE, NO ENVELOPE.
- Do not do this dangerous stunt at home, I mean, on your home page or anywhere on your website.
- If you copy this, do not run spell check.
- There never was a study done at Cambridge, according to this news article about the email hoax.
Want more? Here is the jumbled text in video:
A test for you usability gurus…
What key design and usability principle was broken, other than jumbled letters, in the text shown on the page above?