Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Say What?

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearcer at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteres are in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef but the rwod as a wlohe.

Now I sahll tset tihs tehory:

Cnnoor had a frist prioed tcaheer tdoay who gvae the calss a qiuz on sutff tehy kenw nthonig aubot! The calss was feraknig out and she tlod tehm tehy culod not ask any quitseons. I akesd Cnnoor wehn the tcaheer tlod tehm it was an Airpl Floos jkoe and he siad not uintl the end of the prioed! Ykies! How maen!

Okay…you’ve no idea how difficult the above was to create…not to mention the fact that “Word” is completely freaking out-and keeps attempting to auto-correct my shoddy, substandard spelling skills….(say that 3-times fast).

All I kept thinking as I created the above was that if the majority of us can read it, then Margarete has to be some kind of visually gifted genius….as she’s the master-decipherer of all my crappy texts, don’tchaknow. Or, maybe it’s just that Margarete totally gets me…and there are only a scant few with this dubious ability. Whatever the reason, it’s always a pleasure to be understood.

Mother Nature took the phrase “April Showers” quite literally today…but yours truly is more than happy to acknowledge that at least it wasn’t snow.

Hey, I take ‘em where I can find ‘em.

Switching topics (something I very rarely do), I just came from ABC’s website where I caught the pilot eppy of their new comedy, Better off Ted. It stars the guy who used to be on Private Practice and the gal who’s married to Ellen. (This reminds me of the old guy who gives driving directions by saying “Turn left where the old Dairy Queen used to be….”) My point (because of course, I do have one) is that it was surprisingly good. Snappy writing…and this is saying a lot, given the fact that I was fully prepared to not like it, based on the stupid title. (ABC execs: take note.) Anywho, it’s definitely worth a look-see. I’ll admit, I’m a bit apprehensive about getting too attached to any show on ABC, as they’ve unceremoniously cancelled one of my favorite shows. After a month or two of wondering whatever happened to Eli Stone, I finally remembered to Google it and was dismayed to discover it had gotten the axe. A damn shame…the writing was top-notch. I shall miss my Eli.

Finally, many thanks to Jackie for the photo of her fruiting peach tree:

And Margarete for the photo of the Beverly Hills palm tree:

You guys sure do know what I like.

Hppay Airpl, all!

susan F said...

Your post made me laugh tonight. I had a couple of random thoughts. First, I am good at reading the scrambled script, because I seem to get a lot of correspondence just like that! Sad, but true, and I'm not impressed with our school system, as it churns out too many kids who actually write like that. I'll end that rant right there...

Next, I laughed at your struggle with "word" over this. "Word" drives me crazy with all that correcting. BOSSY!!

As for texting... I feel a kinship with you. My son loves to inform people how bad his mother is at texting. I tell him to view my texts to him as an "approximate" sense of what I'm trying to say, and he'll be fine ;)

Last random thought: I wish I was looking at a palm tree right now- for real.

jh said...

Thank you for struggling through your brain bending spelling activity for our benefit. It was really interesting & in fact I was wondering how hard it would be & then you confirmed it. So strange. That palm tree makes me want to plant one.

kathryn said...

Sue: It's sad how many people can't spell-and it's a crime that they don't use spellcheck! Bossy or not, Word keeps me honest. As for texting? I'm with you...I always say "You KNOW what I MEANT."
JH:'s always hard to mis-spell when you don't WANT to...and we definitely need more palm trees up here!

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