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13th Jan '18 5:23:48 AM MockFerret
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* VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing has an area called "The Misspelled Cemetary", apparently as a nod to the Stephen King novel. Monsters encountered here include zobmies, ghuols, and skleltons.
30th Dec '17 4:02:07 AM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Hellstorm}}'' the central character is named Daimon Hellstrom. When he set up office as an OccultDetective, the signwriter misspelled the name on his door as "Hellstorm Investigations". Daimon liked it and decided to keep it.
21st Dec '17 5:36:51 AM Andyroid
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* The character of "Homsar" was created when a fan misspelled the name of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', which the creators found hilarious.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
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The character of "Homsar" was created in the second episode of WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail when a fan misspelled the name of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', Homestar's name, which the creators found hilarious.hilarious.
** The title of the cartoon "Weclome Back" came from a RunningGag on the site of misspelling "Welcome" as "Weclome".
3rd Nov '17 6:43:18 AM Malady
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* DanielsonFamile: In keeping with their childlike aesthetic, a lot of words are consistently misspelled in titles and lyrics: "famile", "hartz", "thanx", etc. When bandleader Daniel Smith started his own record label, he named it Sounds Familyre.

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* DanielsonFamile: ''Music/DanielsonFamile'': In keeping with their childlike aesthetic, a lot of words are consistently misspelled in titles and lyrics: "famile", "hartz", "thanx", etc. When bandleader Daniel Smith started his own record label, he named it Sounds Familyre.
23rd Oct '17 11:04:49 PM Chabal2
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* ''{{Series/Kaamelott}}'' has an episode titled "La mort le roy Artu", a mangled ye olde French of "KingArthur's death" or "Death and KingARthur", based on the equally mispelled (to modern appearances) "Literature/LeMorteDArthur". It's also intentionally misleading, since the episode is about Kaamelott's priest selling guided tours of Arthur's tomb to raise money, which Arthur only finds out about when he's dismissively introduced to the tour group as Lancelot's squire.

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* ''{{Series/Kaamelott}}'' has an episode titled "La mort le roy Artu", a mangled ye olde French of "KingArthur's death" or "Death and KingARthur", KingArthur", based on the equally mispelled (to modern appearances) "Literature/LeMorteDArthur".''Literature/LeMorteDArthur''. It's also intentionally misleading, since the episode is about Kaamelott's priest selling guided tours of Arthur's tomb to raise money, which Arthur only finds out about when he's dismissively introduced to the tour group as Lancelot's squire.
23rd Oct '17 11:04:13 PM Chabal2
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* ''{{Series/Kaamelott}}'' has an episode titled "La mort le roy Artu", a mangled ye olde French of "KingArthur's death" or "Death and KingARthur", based on the equally mispelled (to modern appearances) "Literature/LeMorteDArthur". It's also intentionally misleading, since the episode is about Kaamelott's priest selling guided tours of Arthur's tomb to raise money, which Arthur only finds out about when he's dismissively introduced to the tour group as Lancelot's squire.
23rd Sep '17 11:35:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The [[{{Xanth}} Swell Foop]] is much better than any of the other, more ordinary foops.

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* The [[{{Xanth}} [[Literature/{{Xanth}} Swell Foop]] is much better than any of the other, more ordinary foops.
9th Sep '17 2:29:55 PM nombretomado
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* Kenesaw Mountain Landis[[note]]who did not, in actuality, stand seventeen feet tall or have a hundred and fifty wives[[/note]], a [[AmericanCourts US federal judge]] and then Major League UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}'s famously iron-fisted first commissioner, was named by his father after Georgia's Kennesaw Mountain, the site of the Civil War battle where he had received a permanent leg injury.

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* Kenesaw Mountain Landis[[note]]who did not, in actuality, stand seventeen feet tall or have a hundred and fifty wives[[/note]], a [[AmericanCourts [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts US federal judge]] and then Major League UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}'s famously iron-fisted first commissioner, was named by his father after Georgia's Kennesaw Mountain, the site of the Civil War battle where he had received a permanent leg injury.
1st Aug '17 3:56:20 AM shinykittie
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* Inverted with ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''. The character Betelgeuse's name is always seen spelled correctly, to the point that a character mispronounces it while trying to read it aloud. The title of the film spells it phonetically so that viewers will be able to pronounce it correctly ''before'' seeing the film.

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* Inverted with ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''. The character Betelgeuse's name is always seen spelled correctly, to the point that a character mispronounces it while trying to read it aloud. The title of the film spells it phonetically so that viewers will be able to pronounce it correctly "correctly" ''before'' seeing the film.film. Interestingly the star Betelgeuse isn't pronounce "Beetlejuice" in real life, but "Be-Tal-Gys," with a hard G.
7th Jul '17 4:50:46 PM Gosicrystal
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* Shakespears Sister. According to [[IAmTheBand founding member]] Siobhan Fahey, the slight misspelling of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's name was originally a mistake, but she ran with it because "it made it sort of my thing, as opposed to the song by Music/TheSmiths" [[note]] The name was adapted from The Smiths' "Shakespeare's Sister", though that in turn was a reference to ''A Room Of One's Own'' by Creator/VirginiaWoolf[[/note]]. The punctuation is apparently also a stylistic choice - The first album, ''Sacred Heart'', was officially by "Shakespear's Sister", but subsequent albums dropped the apostrophe. The "misspelling" of Shakespeare is AccidentallyAccurate -- the man himself was inconsistent, and it used to be common for scholars to prefer the "Shakespear" spelling. No doubt some still do.

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* Shakespears Sister. According to [[IAmTheBand founding member]] Siobhan Fahey, the slight misspelling of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's name was originally a mistake, but she ran with it because "it made it sort of my thing, as opposed to the song by Music/TheSmiths" [[note]] The name was adapted from The Smiths' "Shakespeare's Sister", though that in turn was a reference to ''A Room Of One's Own'' by Creator/VirginiaWoolf[[/note]]. The punctuation is apparently also a stylistic choice - The first album, ''Sacred Heart'', was officially by "Shakespear's Sister", but subsequent albums dropped the apostrophe. The "misspelling" of Shakespeare is AccidentallyAccurate {{Accidentally Correct|Writing}} -- the man himself was inconsistent, and it used to be common for scholars to prefer the "Shakespear" spelling. No doubt some still do.
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