Rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy

From a much-touted study:


 I cdnuolt blveiee
 taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
 phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
 Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the
 ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the
 first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
 taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This
 is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
 istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

You may have seen this before, but it is always worth a review. Two upshots come to mind: 1) spelling may not be as important as teachers (such as myself) want you to believe; 2) one suspects that the researchers themselves were poor at spelling. As to the former: a friend of mine claims he once left a girl because she wrote him a love letter full of spelling mistakes.