Vivian Cook
Spelling Humour


Usually people miss about 5 "e's' out of the hundred in each passage, most of them in the word "the". This test has been used to identify different types of dyslexia, signalled by problems with 'important' <e>s which matter to the spelling of the word, such as the <e> in 'den' which distinguishes it from other words 'din' and 'don' but not with 'unimportant' 'e's which don't matter so much such as the 'e' in 'waited' as there are no words spelled 'waitid' or 'waitod'. The questions are just to make you read for meaning.

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