Sunday, January 24, 2010

Can you read this ok?

A good day for the terrsitros tadoy, wohse gaol atefr all is not to klil ppolee, but to sreapd trroer. The ppear and tv are flul of reotprs of the lteast inrasece in toerrr alret and all the mnay pisbosle rsaoens for it. And all the treisrort had to do was fial to klil a panle laod of peolpe and feed the mdeia. Are tehy vrey sarmt or are we vrey giulblle?

Stumbled across this blog and had to have a go myself

Our brains are so smart that we only need the first and last letters in the correct order to be able to make a very accurate guess at the word.

For a bigger challenge, read Iain M Banks, Feersum Endjinn, much of which is written phonetically, for example:

Woak up. Got dresd. Had brekfast. Spoke wif Ergates thi ant who sed itz juss been wurk wurk wurk 4 u lately master Bascule, Y dont u ½ a holiday? & I agr.

Have a go jumbling your text:


ptmcg said...

Howard Chace wrote about this kind of phonetic writing, which he called Anguish Languish. He added one further rule: all words had to be replaced phonetically with other valid words. His seminal work was a version of "Little Red Riding Hood", called "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut" - see

Phoebe Bright said...

Get link - the war going on in my brain between what I hear and what I see is painful. My eyes win so I have to close them to understand. Very interesting.