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Date Posted: 13:24:31 09/18/03 Thu
Author: thelma
Subject: Re: A fascinating question (OT)
In reply to: The Darkling 's message, "Re: A fascinating question (OT)" on 11:34:44 09/18/03 Thu

>>Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch epxremnet 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 ttoal 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
>>So then, if this is the case, what is the big deal
>>about a few typos now and then?? And why bother with
>>typing tests when applying for a new job???!!

>Bah, it's because most typos foul up either the first
>or last letter of the word, I bet (most common typo
>being: teh=the). Then again, I've been known to
>substitute whole words for other words when low on
>caffeine...and that makes for a sentence that makes no
>sense whatsoever. Heh. At any rate, looking at my
>keyboard....the most used keys must be the space bar,
>enter key, letter e, shift and, you guessed it, the
>backspace key (which I used quite a few times in
>writing this).
>PS I sent the same little snippet to a friend
>yesterday as I received it from one of the mailing
>list doohickeys that crowd my inbox on a daily basis ;)

I agree whole heartedly I can spell sometimes but not type worth a hoot

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