Unless you've been in stasis (a la Red Dwarf's Lister) for the last few years or stuck in a dark basement writing captions for NBC, you are undoubtedly familiar with this deliberately dyslexic e-mail, "Can You Raed Tihs?" I had "friends" from all over the Milky Way galaxy forwarding it to me, as if I could feel no pain. (I'll try not to make another outer-space-related reference for the remainder of this entry.)

Part of it goes like this:

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pclae.

Well, aoccdrnig to my beloved Snopes.com, the origin of this information has been questioned, i.e., may not be from Cambridge U. Gasp! Not another fraud on the Internet!

Languagehat's discussion of it contained a link to Word Scrambler Thing. I love Things! I used it to scramble the title for this blog entry. Can you guess what it says? Hunh? Can you? It is merely "atoning for extreme and delicate beauty while still being highly educable."

Speaking of which, somebody should tell all these people that antidisestablishmentarianism has a boo-boo.


  1. Even though the words are all jumbled up intentionally, there's still a typo. The anagram which is supposed to represent "important" contains an e.

  2. Dude, you are awesome! I didn't even bother reading the scrambled words because it hurt me so much. :)