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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.

9 comments:

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.....

ROBERTISMS said...

ha ha ha! love this post mcvie!

JOSH 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...

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