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Saturday, February 23, 2008

When you read my body of work, I'm sure that you'll notice many typos and mispellings, oops, make that misspellings. I swear that I proof read my work and it looks just fine when I hit the publish button. I go back an hour later and there is a glaring mistake. I was telling a copy editor of mine about this and she sent me the following that might help explain why people don't catch their own mistakes.

If you glance at the next paragraph, you might think that I was drunk or hungover when I wrote this, but give this a chance and read it:

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 frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

Tihnk, Dirnk, and be Mrery.

Sir Bowie of Greenbriar

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