Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it

deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig!

Thanks to B.L. Ochman for this tidbit. It reminds me of when my kids were in 1st grade and they were encouraged to WRITE… and spelling be damned. “Inventive spelling” (as the teacher called it) was considered a plus. I still have some of their stories, sumwer.