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  • John Chambers

    John Chambers Feb. 4, 2006, 6:52 p.m. (Message 44134)

    Re: Eccles Rant - No Answers?

    | Spelling no problem, most of us have an auto edit function when it comes =
    | to not quite correct and skip right past it.
    
    It turns out this is quite literally  true.   There  was  a
    study  of  the  readability of misspelled (mispeled?) words
    last year, and the main conclusion was that as long as  the
    first and last letter of each word (or maybe two for longer
    words) are correct, most people can read garbled text quite
    easily.
    
    So "ecclestiaclial" and "ecclesiastical" look the  same  to
    most of us, unless we take a closer look.
          

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