Being Udenrsootd is Only HALF the Job

“Aoccdrnig to 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 porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.”

The research is correct, but what it doesn't tell you if making communication difficult this way means that your audience will eventually stop reading.  Being understood is so much more than having your audience understand the words; it's understanding your meaning. 

Being able to understand the words is only half of your job as a communicator.  Your message must also be understood or your readers may not even go the distance with and the rest of your message will be lost. 

 In addition, you might be understood, but who’s going to take you seriously? 


Art of Eloquence Because being understood is only HALF the job!


  • Carla

    Oh, I can read it, but it gives me a headache! And it’s going to give people more laughs than insight. You are so right, who is going to take you seriously? Unless you did it for a good laugh, it’s a waste. Just because you CAN read it, doesn’t mean you WILL read it or will WANT to read it. As I’ve said before, when I go to a web site and there are a lot of typos/grammatical mistakes, I simply click out of it no matter how much I wanted to be there in the first place. A little study, a spell checker and just plain ’ole reading it over can fix it all. :)

  • LauraLee@Selah

    LOVE this, JoJo. And yes, I was able to read it. How weird is that? Makes me wonder about my actions. You left it hanging just enough to get me thinking…

  • Nadine

    Thank you! I would now go on this blog every day!

  • cindy holman

    I remember seeing this before – it is amazing how the human mind works, isn’t it??

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