Reading that was fun wasn’t it? I always enjoy seeing clear examples of how our brain can process information so quickly that even when you substitute numbers for letters it still makes sense of the words. But…when I did more research on the subject I found this:

1) A vheclie epxledod at a plocie cehckipont near the UN haduqertares in Bagahdd on Mnoday kilinlg the bmober and an Irqai polcie offceir

2) Big ccunoil tax ineesacrs tihs yaer hvae seezueqd the inmcoes of mnay pneosenirs

3) A dootcr has aimttded the magltheuansr of a tageene ceacnr pintaet who deid aetfr a hatospil durg blendur (These came from BBC new on 22 September 2003)

These three are a lot harder – not so easy when the words are long and complicated! (Go to the end to see how the sentences really are.)

But it is still fun to try.

The phaonmneal pweor of   the hmuan  mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it  dseno’t  mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt  tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset  can  be a taotl mses and you can still raed it  whotuit a pboerlm. This is  bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey  lteter by istlef, but the word as  a wlohe.

If you want to see what your own sentences look like scrambled, visit http://www.douglastwitchell.com/scrambled_words.asp

Hpoe you eojnyed tihs and hvae a wnedorufl week.

1) A vehicle exploded at a police checkpoint near the UN headquarters in Baghdad on Monday killing the bomber and an Iraqi police officer

2) Big council tax increases this year have squeezed the incomes of many pensioners

3) A doctor has admitted the manslaughter of a teenage cancer patient who died after a hospital drug blunder.