Stupid Laundry Tricks
Cold Update: Hour 15

Jumbled text read 'round the world

Amazing. In the past few days, I've seen the same snippet of mangled-English text in a couple dozen blogs, several forwarded emails, a CNN story, and two Reuters clips.

The clip begins:

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are [...]

Every email I've received with this clip goes on about how amazing it is, how the sender could read it without difficulty, how the sender really didn't even notice the letters weren't in the correct order until the second go-round, etc. etc.

Just think how even a few years ago, it might have taken several months for something like this to make the rounds.

Now it appears everywhere at the same time!

As an aside, the jumbled text I've received in the many emails misspells the word research—the author repeated the ch letter combination in the jumble. I saw this as I copied the line for use in this post.

I wonder what other mistakes are in there...?