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July 4, 2004

Seen This? - 2

Want to check it again?

Did you find 3, which is supposed to be the norm? Actually there are 6! Honestly.

I got 4, even after what I thought was a slow and careful reading of the text. Apparently it's extremely rare for someone to get all 6 first time. I'm told the reason is that the brain cannot process "OF" (although I'm not quite sure what that means). A friend here (who also got 4) suggested it might be that we unconsciously categorize it as a "V" sound and hence don't count it as "F". Maybe so. If anyone has a better idea, I'd be interested in hearing it.

The amazing thing to me is that it's effective, even when you know precisely what you're supposed to do, unlike those more vague examples where you're just told to "read the following," such as:

PARIS
IN THE
THE SPRING

Want to check it again? But see my point? This time you weren't told specifically what to look for.

 
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