Okay. Unless you’ve been under a blog rock, read no discussion boards and get no email, you’ll have seen that forward beginning “Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy…” claiming that words are comprehensible even if the letters are jumbled, as long as the first and last letters are the same. No, I’m not going to post that again – it’s far too widespread for me to even consider doing that.
(There’s an interesting analysis of the spread of this meme on this entry on Uncle Jazzbeau’s Gallimaufrey, by the way.)
However, what I have done is automated the process. You can check it out by going to the Word Messer and pasting some sample text. Of course, words should be more than three letters for this to be of any use.