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Ari Herzog: Why Simple Words Work Best

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Eevry six mohnts or so, a fernid lraens of the fmaous Cgdibmare Utisriveny sdtuy auobt gaamrmr and langguae, qtoinug teshe wodrs taht are erhevrweye:

“Aoccdrnig to a 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 total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.”

The lsaett epdsoie hpnapeed a few huros ago wehn a fnired on Fboeocak wotre auobt it. The ponit of the stduy is taht I can mix up the oderr of lertets in wdros and you wlil slitl be albe to raed it. Tihs hnaepps bucasee I use wrods taht are shrot and smilpe to raed; not wdors lkie “poorurpti” and “rrodhnoodedn” and “tpnaimi” taht are hrad to raed.

Presuming you can read/write English, did I confuse you? If not, this is why you should use simple and short words in your life.

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