It’s the Furst and Lsat Letders Thet Conut!

Take a look at the paragraphs below. Can you read what it says? All the letters have been jumbled (mixed). Only the first and last letter of ecah word is in the right place:


I cnduo’t bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg.

Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae.

The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm.

Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot slelinpg was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.


16 Comments Add yours

  1. IanC555 says:

    No problem! I must get enough sleep. LOL

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  2. KT Workman says:

    It amazed me how easily I read it. The mind works in mysterious ways….🧐

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    1. Halbarbera says:


      That’s why we can overlook misspellings even after reading the words over and over! Hence spellcheckers thrive!

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  3. Yes!
    One condition though, you must have to be able to read first! …lol

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  4. JulieBarbera says:

    Hi Dad, This is a great post. I had no idea that the other letters didn’t matter. I was easily able to read your jumbled up message. :):) Sebastian was able to read it as well!

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      That’s why we always have trouble with some misspellings when we proof read a document.

      But reading it upside down and backward can help you see!

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      1. JulieBarbera says:

        That makes a lot of sense! It’s certainly a challenge to identify the errors in our own writing. Perhaps I will try to read upside down and backward. Now, I officially read jumbled up writing. 🙂

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      2. Halbarbera says:

        Leonardo Di Vinci liked to write in mirror image to make in difficult for people to read his private papers!

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      3. JulieBarbera says:

        Wow! I can’t imagine writing in mirror image. That was his version of encryption. 🙂

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      4. Halbarbera says:

        It’s easy … just do it!

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