Aoccdrnig to 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 total 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.
By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub February 2008
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.
I am an English learner but i can read and understand all of these words an sentences.
I think it is ok for every one native and learners.
hong t nhan, vietnam says:
It’s true. I read easily. However, the discourse is easier. The single word “Amzanig” is harder to decode. I think it’s up to the language competency of the EFL learners.
Robert Murray says:
Very interesting, but the writer doesn’t take into account that this is what dyslexics face all the time. Without having the means to decode the words in the first place, they will always seem to be jumbled. The words appear to be comprehensible to other readers because they are used to reading. and because English doesn’t have so many consonant or vowel clusters.
it’s very interesting
wow tht is great.i enjoyed reading it.at first i didn’t get it.i thought its some other language.then when i look it again i get it. its just spelling changed but the words are easy to understand.
Lol. Xmas happy a everyone wish and hello say to want just I.
Doesn’t make sense huh? Try read backwards.
I am Polish so English is my second language, however, I can read the text without any problems. It works 🙂
pierre corso says:
It’s quite interesting and stimulating for my students. Thank you.
We read it with my colleague and we find it very interesting. Thanks
Keep trying Mgraeart. You’ll get it. Here’s the start:
According to research at Cambridge University, it doesn’t matter in what order the letters in a word are…
I am trying very heart it is difficulty
That was easy and very interesting for me, not being a native English speaker!
i am an english learner , but i can also understand and i think it will help to increase the interest in language
thank you for the information
I´m not a native speaker but it´s easy to understand what the text says. It´s a quiet funny paragraph.
At first, I had got a little difficulty when reading then I was immediately acquainted with the strange form of the words. I know more about human mind. Totally agree that it is very interesting!
especially the F,E,A
it’s vrey cool and iternessnig !
Another Joe says:
That is very interesting. As a native English speaker, it’s very easy for me to make sense of those sentences. I wonder how English learners felt when trying to read it, though. Any comments from students?