Gibbledegok - or the power of the human mind
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a 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 a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe
..and another thing
People don't read individual letters in words; they recognise the shapes of the words - defined by the tops of the letters.
If you don't believe it, take a sentence in any newspaper or book and cover the bottom half of the words.
You can still read the words with relative ease.
Now, cover the top of a different sentence. You will find that words are harder to read because there is not much difference in the shape or line of the bottom of the words.
You can now see why a knowledge of typography can be important (for more than the obvious reasons) to graphoic designers and copywriters!
As long as first and last letters are in the right place, the human brain can sort it out