February 8, 2023

Is Spelling Aptitude a Measure of Mental Aptitude?

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Sent to me by a reader:

When I was young, my intent was to go to medical school. The entrance exam included several questions that would determine eligibility. One of the questions was, “Rearrange the letters P N E S I to spell out an important part of human body that is more useful when erect.”

Those who spelled “SPINE” became doctors…

The rest ended up in Congress.