Friday, 7 December 2012

Can You Read This At Normal Reading Speed?

I've seen this before with the letters out of order but this is the first time I've seen it done with numbers.

7H15 M3554G3
53RV35 7O PR0V3
D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!
1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!
1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG
17 WA5 H4RD BU7
N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3
R34D1NG 17
W17H 0U7 3V3N
7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,
C3R741N P30PL3 C4N
R3AD 7H15.
PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F
U C4N R34D 7H15.

If you can raed the above out loud, (at your usual reading rate), you too have a sgtrane mnid.


Macheath said...

The answer is yes, straight away - but then years of teaching dyslexic teenagers puts me at something of an advantage.

In fact, I'm borrowing this straight away for a lesson - many thanks!

subrosa said...

Ah, that's possibly why I can do it too Macheath, although it's a long time since I did my teaching.

Pleased to be of help.

Woodsy42 said...

Yes, it's easy. It's actually even easier if I remove my glasses and let it go a bit blurred. Try it.

Anonymous said...

Yes. I read it, perhaps slightly more slowly than I would normally, but none the less without any real hesitation.

I was surprised to find out the other day that I could do it in French too. Someone had put up a similar test (just letters a little mixed)on Facebook.

I put it down to the fact that my spelling isn't that good, so a few little errors doesn't get noticed.

Apogee said...

No problem after the first two words to get "tuned" to it.The trick ,if there is one, seems to be pattern recognition. If you "read"letter by letter you will have a problem, but if you look for word "patterns" its easy.Perhaps word "pictures"is closer.

Key bored warrior. said...

Eye have a spelling chequer,
It came with my Pea Sea.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss Steaks I can knot sea.

Eye strike the quays and type a whirred
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am write oar wrong
It tells me straight a weigh.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your shore real glad two no.
Its vary polished in its weigh.
My chequer tolled me sew.

A chequer is a bless thing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right all stiles of righting,
And aides me when eye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The chequer pours o'er every word
Two cheque sum spelling rule.

Joe Public said...

Now if you've access to someone else's computer, and they've got "Word" installed, imagine the fun to be had by updating "AutoCorrect" to change every "A" to a 4, "E" to a 3, "S" to a 5 etc.

BTW Rosie, I could also interpret your final sentence, proving my mnid is indeed "sgtrane"

Brian said...

A career spent reading letters from scrawlers (clear handwriting ought to be taught in schools) enables me to read virtually anything.
The Roman alphabet we learned in infants school is just a collection of mainly arbitrary symbols - only o gives a hint to its pronunciation.
Anyone who can read the list can learn the Greek and Cyrillic alphabets fairly quickly.

JRB said...

Y0U M34N 7H353 4R3 7H053 WH0 C4NN07 R34D 5UCH 73X7

dognamedblue said...

yes I can
but I'm dyslexic so all words look like this anyway :) [no seriously they do, even with my special glasses]

Demetrius said...

Half way through I bit my tonque.

Crinkly & Ragged Arsed Philosophers said...

I'm too lazy to bother.

cynicalHighlander said...


subrosa said...

Maybe that's why it was easy for me then Woodsy. I prefer not to wear my glasses to read on the computer.

subrosa said...

I believe it's something to do with how each side of our brain interprets Tris. Well done for managing in French. :)

subrosa said...

Good explanation Apogee.

subrosa said...

Thanks so much for that KBW. I really enjoyed it.

subrosa said...

Thankfully we're all a little sgtrane Joe. :)

banned said...

Like others, the first couple of lines made no sense until me brain trained itself and all was clear on reprise.

subrosa said...

A few of my friends struggled Brian but it shows what training can do doesn't it?

subrosa said...

1 D0 1ND33D JRB.

subrosa said...

Ah dognamed blue. I do hope your dyslexic hasn't been a hindrance to you.

subrosa said...

Hope you stopped then Demetrius. :)

subrosa said...

We have some good and some bad days Crinkly. Doesn't necessarily mean laziness.

subrosa said...


dognamedblue said...

well many moons ago at school there was no such thing so into the slow classes...
but a several years ago I was tested then had an educational psychologist's report [dr gavin reid, edinbugh] & they gave me £5000 to buy stuff with to make up for having to do every bad job there was
been drawing & painting ever since :)
so time heals all things as they say

dognamedblue said...

that poem makes me chuckle kbw :)

subrosa said...

Such a shame dognamed blue. I've heard many dyslexic people are exceptionally creative and you kind of prove that point. I do hope it never interfered with you making a good living.

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