In normal reading, you look at the overall shape of the word, not each individual letter. It’s why words written in ALL CAPS are harder to read. For example, the word “juggling” looks completely different in lower case, as shown. Readers usually fix their eyes on the print only a few times on each line, and take in the the words between these points with their peripheral vision. Accuracy decreases the further they stray from the fixation point. Proofreaders have to read more slowly and fix their eyes on almost every word in order to proofread accurately.
Did you spot the mitsake? Post in the comments below.
Simon Baylis · August 29, 2014 at 9:56 pm
Jackie · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 am
Thanks for trying – but that’s not the answer. Check the body text again…
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