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Offline SquarishTriangle

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« on: 10/11/2007 12:29:53 »
Another late night ponder:

I've often heard the idea that it's not important if the order of a word's middle letters are written in the wrong order, as long as the first and last letters are correct. And even though I'm yet to track down any publish literature on the subject, trying out some examples variously located on the net, it seems to work for me.
So it leads me to wonder...why is it we can read the individual words of a multiple-word website address fairly quickly? Does the brain learn to ignore the logic that a word should be separated from the next by a space, or do we identify any words we immediately recognise and just work out the rest from there?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 10/11/2007 15:44:16 »
I think Paul or Neil posted something like this once or it may have been elegantly wasted, meg! like only partial letters showing! so similar to what you are describing... The words were still readable! Perhaps they will spot your thread and remember it!  welcome!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 10/11/2007 18:19:05 »
Yes, I rembemer diong scuh a tihng a wihle ago touhgh I cnat rembemer wehn !
« Last Edit: 10/11/2007 18:20:51 by neilep »
 

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« Reply #3 on: 11/11/2007 00:05:37 »
Yeah what was that thread called???? Your supposed to remember!

Neily,.. is your spell check.......OH....whoops...Nevermind...LOL....So

slow sometimes! Smart alec! So funny! I should have known I am such a

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« Reply #4 on: 11/11/2007 06:44:26 »
lol. i didn't even notice he did that.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/11/2007 08:50:21 »
He's good at at it! LOL..... Always sleeping one by me and I don't even see it till I already have me foot in my mouth! LOL!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 11/11/2007 18:41:33 »
Language has to have a lot of so -called  redundancy so that you can get a garbled message yet still understand it.
And we do get a lot of them.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 11/11/2007 18:57:19 »
on a slightly different note, why can i not understand text messages? is it just an age thing?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 11/11/2007 22:06:56 »
One reason is that there is much less redundancy.
Another is that it's another language.
didnt u no?
 

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