Posted by James Saunders on 22nd June 2008
As you may have guessed I like reading phenomenon’s, here are a couple more I picked up…
The first is a ‘Nonsense Passage’ which my mum gave me, it is used to test weaknesses in reading possibly as an indication to dyslexia. Apparently it highlights an over-reliance on rote word learning, and a lack of understanding of the regularities of the writing system… whatever that means? Still thought it was interesting:
One day a mib fell into the feg. So gruny was he that he cried, “Ober, give me a throld!” He climbed out, shook the water off and ran back to his dom. She said, “Oh stid,” and gave him a reb lim drack.
The second is really more of a tongue twister, I have yet to say the following whole sentence correctly at a reasonable speed:
One smart fellow, he felt smart.
Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they all felt smart
The poor fellow just ends up smelling bad every time!
“If you are dyslexic, your eyes work fine, your brain works fine, but there is a little short circuit in the wire that goes between the eye and the brain. Reading is not a fluid process.” –Bruce Jenner