Yep. I read it after the second glance at the first 2 words. I realized that substitutions were being used.. But, I've been a cryptographic puzzle enthusiast since I was kid and got my Ovaltine decoder ring.
There are many other examples of scrambled letter order in words forming messages. If the first and last letters of words are in their correct positions, about 50% of the population can read them after the second try. If the firsts and last letters are also scrambled, the percentage of those who decipher them drops. If extra letters are added or some letters are dropped, the percentage drops even further.