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4 comments:

Professor Howdy said...

Believe it or not you can read it...



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? Yaeh, and I awlyas thought slpeling
was ipmorantt.

Professor Howdy said...

A UNC sophomore was walking past a blind woman
using a cane on a street corner in downtown Chapel
Hill, when she said, "Excuse me, but if it's not too
much trouble, can you see me across the street?"

Our good samaritan replied, "Just a minute." She
walked across the street, looked back and yelled,
"Yes, I can see you fine!"

Anonymous said...

Dear Howdy,

I was going to buy a copy of "The Power
of Positive Thinking", and then I thought,
what good would that do?

Ronnie S.

Professor Howdy said...

OBSCURE AND UNUSUAL WORDS
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1) ruffian ruffee en (noun)
: somebody who behaves in a rough, bullying, or violent
way, often a member of a gang of criminal thugs (dated)

Fifteenth century. Via French from, ultimately, Italian
ruffiano, of Germanic origin.

2) chantey chantee, shantee (noun)
: a song chanted by sailors as they work

Mid-19th century. Origin uncertain, perhaps an angliciz-
ation of French chantez "sing!"

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