Here’s something I found interesting. I don’t know if you have seen the graphic to the right that was doing the rounds on Facebook recently.
My wife brought it to my attention. What you have to do is make a mental note of the first word you see. It is said that at least 70% of people will see the same word first and 90% will see one of just three of the words.
Well, I thought it would be a bit of fun to conduct a little survey here too. So don’t over think it. Just let me know in the comments below which word you saw first and we’ll see if those numbers are accurate.
Make sure you choose your word before reading further!
The word that jumped out at me was family. Then after a few seconds, the word knowledge also leapt out. Then I saw the word love.
After that I saw a word that was not there … spam! (lol) I must have it on the brain.
A more intense examination revealed courage, tip and kids and a few abbreviations CC, ID, BO, CO, DR, FC, EP and ET.
Scanning the diagonals, I also found: a, is, ax, he, ye, we and an.
Of course, some words are a subset of others e.g. ledge, edge, know, now, no, rage, lo, am – I suppose they would count too. The word I was the word that I spotted last. There may be other words there but I have given up now.
Did I miss anything?