Tuesday, September 28, 2010

All Languages Are NOT Created Equally.

This is why teaching English is so stinking hard. It's SOOOO much easier to learn Spanish. Click on the picture title to see why it is going to be difficult for me to teach my own language......

Also, on the vein of how weird language is, supposedly, researchers at Cambridge University have concluded that it doesn't matter what order the letters of a word are in; as long as the first and last letters are in the proper place, you can scramble the rest of the word however you like, and it's still readable. See if you can "translate" the following:

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

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