So maybe spelling doesn’t matter. Much.

Sent to me by my friend Jean (and not her spelling, I should add):


I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrdwaht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer inwaht 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? Yaeh. And I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!


Okay. Spelling might not matter much to reading. Maybe not even to readers. It matters a whole hell of a lot to editors. Warning to the wise.

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