word cognition

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by god-of-course, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

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    James:
    The Jaberwocky by none other than Mr. Lewis Carroll himself.

    Its about me, you know.
     
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  3. curioucity Unbelievable and odd Registered Senior Member

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    Sprisure! I eprcneixed the smae too!
    Makes me wonder....
     
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  5. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    Please read this sentence and count the F's:

    Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.



    Most people on first reading that sentence will count 3.
     
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  7. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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  8. Angelus Son Of House Ravenhearte Registered Senior Member

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    Umm, I got three, is that wrong?
     
  9. Angelus Son Of House Ravenhearte Registered Senior Member

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    or is it 1? because F and f are different?
     
  10. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    I cunoetd 6 f lteetrs in the secnetne.
     
  11. Angelus Son Of House Ravenhearte Registered Senior Member

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    Umm, there's not six f's in that entire post. Unless I'm missing something.
     
  12. I count three f's, one upper-case, the other two lower-case.

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  13. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    Hree's a tip: floolw ecah lteter wtih yuor msuoe whtiuot rdanieg the autcal wdors and jsut cnuot the f's.
     
  14. Angelus Son Of House Ravenhearte Registered Senior Member

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    How the *uck did I miss the of's?
     
  15. and2000x Guest

    Doesn't this go back to simple Aristotle? Our brains always categorize things or we would be spending our entire lives distinguishing one thing from another.
     
  16. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry, i usually write it all in caps to save any misunderstandings. Apologies.

    Usually people count only 3 f's. (they miss all the of's). What seems to happen is people with a mathematical type brain get it right, simply because they actually count the f's instead of reading the words which ends up normally with 3. The same thing can be done with stuff like:

    the
    silliest
    mistake in
    in the world

    Where people usually completely miss the second 'in'. The word is instantly recognised and pretty much ignored.
     
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    snakelord

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