Watch Me Entertain Myself!

Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I Cast A Spell

I received the following this morning.

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Fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs?

Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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Notice that the first paragraph goes against what’s claimed in the second paragraph. The first and last letters are not in the right place. But I was able to read the first paragraph just the same. I call it the Text Twist Disorder. Maybe the members of the La Salle cheering squad have that too.

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Now I’ll just wait for the online petition from the La Salle community, asking me for an apology because the joke above offended them.


missingpoints said...

Nah, no online petitions from La Sallites. We just email out pictures of Mike Arroyo with the caption "Ateneo alumnus" :)

joelmcvie said...

@MISSINGPOINTS: Kayo naman, Mike Arroyo lang? Add Erap na rin, kahit na ba hindi siya nagtapos sa Ateneo.

Nadriamez said...

Oh my you did not!

Hahaha, I will tell some of my irritating La Sallite friends about this for you to generate HUGE traffic.

Sumbungera atashi?!!

I LOVE THIS POST! sana nga maraming dumapong La Salista dito to see this..

joelmcvie said...

@NADRIAMEZ: And have more of them miss the point of my joke, like missingpoints? Hahaha.

Sa totoo lang, it's actually not a diss. But seeing the picture, plus misunderstanding my last sentence, will elicit a knee-jerk reaction.

Interesting social experiment, really.

missingpoints said...

Nah, I got your point. But seriously, Immune na kami. Mas sensitive ang Atenista sa ganyan, pansin ko lang. A Business Mirror Op-Ed columnist even spent an entire column on why Ateneo is the superior team (despite losing). Waste of space, much? Especially for a non-sports column.

Although some of our alumni did disown Quinito Henson once for giving accurate analysis of the basketball team.

ralph said...

Hahaha funny the first time i saw it i thought who can read such scrambled words but when i go back and actually read it i'm surprised that i did. It's right when it says that the whole word is more important than how it was spelled. so i must have a strange mind to.....


ha ha ha! love this post mcvie!

Anonymous said...

this misspelled brain conditioning i think is really says a lot! yup, i had no problem reading it. Pero pls naman, wag naman baguhin d spelling of the school's name,hehehe! UP sucks. and i'm proud to be an alumnus,hehehe.

Kai Santorino said...

GO UP! Congrats for winning!
Imagine, spelling lang ang pinagtalunan!