Yes, she's strange and different...but not THAT different.

07 March 2006

Odds & ends, Bits o' bytes, etc.

Can you read this?

Spupsledoy olny srmat poelpe 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 deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod
are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in
the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl 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. Amzanig, huh? And I
awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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Bumper stickers

I was driving behind a pickup truck this morning that had a sticker on each side of the back bumper. The one behind the driver was simply a stylized cartoon rainbow frog (kiss him and he turns into Prince?) but the one on the passenger side was the one I really liked. It was a muted rainbow background with the words: "No - It's not just a tomboy phase!"

Billboards you'll never see:

...and yes, I stoleborrowed these from

  • On 3/07/2006 9:24 PM, Blogger Maria said…

    Thanks for the free number!

  • On 3/09/2006 11:11 AM, Blogger She says said…

    Thanks for these tidbits. I absolutely and complete snagged some of your post -- with appropriate credit, of course.


  • On 3/09/2006 3:48 PM, Blogger Jami said…

    Help yourself! My next post here is all your fault, BTW.

  • On 3/09/2006 5:56 PM, Blogger She says said…

    Excellent! Looks like you had fun!

  • On 3/10/2006 1:55 AM, Anonymous Spicy Cauldron said…

    Interestingly, I find the missing word text to look very much like early English, from Chaucer's time for example, when spelling wasn't standardised. Language both frees us and imposes limitations. I experiment with it sometimes; I wrote one poem which was so bizarre, it was nothing but nonsense words. I didn't post it to my blog, it was so weird but it had rhymes and read like it was written in tongues, or some strange European dialect... I might yet post it.... hmm.... x

  • On 3/13/2006 5:11 PM, Blogger She says said…

    Hey, you're famous. Ambib linked to my copy of your post. I guess we're a coupla' girls who get around the 'net!

  • On 3/14/2006 2:56 PM, Blogger Jen said…

    "Spupsledoy olny srmat poelpe can." Am I also smart if I wind up typing like that most of the time? ;)

  • On 3/14/2006 3:59 PM, Blogger Jami said…

    If we all understand what you meant (now THAT's a scary thought!), then we're all smart!


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