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From: "Len Dent" <>
Subject: Re: Ian Puppy Hunter, perhaps a little contribution to medical science!
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 13:03:51 +1000
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That's a very interesting message Michael.
However, when it comes to genealogy, correct spelling is SO important. The
original record may have been mis-spelled, the transcription from that
record may have also been mis-spelled (some are very difficult to see
properly) so we have to be very careful not to make additional mistakes.
When a message contains several spelling errors, it reduces our confidence
in the spelling of the names themselves, and sometimes even changes the
actual meaning of the message.
I think it would be a good idea if we all took a little extra effort to get
our spelling right!

in Australia (better not put OZ, in the circumstances)

----- Original Message -----
From: "MichaelDaniels" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 6:29 PM
Subject: Ian Puppy Hunter, perhaps a little contribution to medical science!

> Hi Elmo, Ingrid and Essex list folk,
> Thought I might contribute to this little (actually Elmo inspired! ;-)) )
run of off-topic
> mails, by sending this, I think interesting, example of spelling confusion
and how
> the brain is still able to sort and interpret the muddle. Clever!
> 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.
> Now would be interesting to see how dyslexia sufferers deal with such
things to read!
> Cheers Michael in Clacton, Essex, UK

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