Typos and misspellings, unfortunately, are inevitable. Some grammar sticklers, editors, writers and even casual readers that spot typos get understandably frustrated. But, the good news is that even with more than dozens of typos, the message isn't lost.
In fact, there's a meme from 2003 that has resurfaced and is sweeping the Internet. It's chock-full and jam packed with typos. You'd thing that would make it impossible to read … but does it? Check this out to see what I mean:
Can you make out the message?
The text says: "Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde 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 be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."
Here's the explanation in plain English:
"According to research at Cambridge University, it doesn’t matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first letter be at the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without a problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole."
While that might be true, it certainly is much easier to read with all of the words in the right places.
What do you think? Could you make out the message? Let me know your thoughts by posting in the comments below.