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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.
23rd Jun '17 1:06:13 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. \n** 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.
26th Feb '17 11:16:22 PM gewunomox
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* AvrilLavigne's ''sk8r boi'', which looks like something written by a teenager in a text message.

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* AvrilLavigne's Music/AvrilLavigne's ''sk8r boi'', which looks like something written by a teenager in a text message.
27th Apr '16 7:11:15 AM thatother1dude
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* ''[[VideoGame/OddWorld Abe's Oddysee]]'' had to shoehorn the word Odd in there. As did its sequel, ''Abe's Exoddus''
* The ancient king was named "Ham'''m'''urabi" but the creator of the videogame ''VideoGame/{{Hamurabi}}'' either forgot a 'm' or wanted to keep the name within the eight-character limit. See also the quote.

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* ''[[VideoGame/OddWorld Abe's Oddysee]]'' had to shoehorn the word Odd in there. As did its sequel, ''Abe's Exoddus''
* The ancient king was named "Ham'''m'''urabi" but the creator of the videogame ''VideoGame/{{Hamurabi}}'' either forgot a 'm' or wanted to keep the name within the eight-character limit. See also the quote.
Exoddus''.
27th Apr '16 7:06:38 AM thatother1dude
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->''"This error has spread far and wide until a generation of students who have used this program now think that Hammurabi is the incorrect spelling."''
-->-- '''''[[http://atariarchives.org/basicgames/showpage.php?page=78 BASIC Computer Games]]'' about the game ''VideoGame/{{Hamurabi}}'''''
20th Jan '16 10:43:56 PM PaulA
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* ''Feersum Endjinn'' by [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]. One of the narrators is an exceedingly poor speller. It's not just the title, but ''one third of the entire bloody text''!
** Actually, it's even worse. If it were only Fonetik Inglish, it wouldn't be that hard to read, but gratuituously interspersed "&" for and, "1" for one etc. ''even inside words''...[[BerserkButton AAARGH!]]

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* ''Feersum Endjinn'' ''Literature/FeersumEndjinn'' by [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]. One of the narrators is an exceedingly poor speller. It's not just the title, but ''one Creator/IainMBanks. Approximately one third of the entire bloody text''!
** Actually, it's even worse. If it were only Fonetik Inglish, it wouldn't
text is presented as the journal of Bascule, whose spelling might be that hard to read, but gratuituously interspersed "&" for and, "1" for one etc. ''even inside words''...[[BerserkButton AAARGH!]]politely described as idiosyncratic.
9th Jan '16 3:19:05 AM Servbot
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* Two achievements in ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' are named "Graet Jobb" and "Prefectionist", direct references to the InUniverse misspelled boss that you need to defeat to attain them.
7th Dec '15 9:01:45 PM MikeK
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' had the episode "Theef": In the cold opening, a doctor is found dead, hung from the ceiling with "Theef" [[CouldntFindAPen written on the wall in his own blood]]. The MonsterOfTheWeek, while surprisingly clever, apparently hadn't had a lot of education.
12th Nov '15 1:34:01 PM murlough23
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* Music/TheWeeknd deliberately spells his stage name without a second "e" because there was already a Canadian band called "The Weekend".
7th Nov '15 10:55:49 AM Piando
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* ''KrazyKat''.

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* ''KrazyKat''.''ComicBook/KrazyKat''.



* ''SamuraiShodown''. Whether this was for RuleOfCool or part of the BlindIdiotTranslation that made the series famous is unknown, but it's remained to this day. Supposedly, this is because its originally planned title was ''Shogun Shodown'', with "Shogun" changed to "Samurai" at the last minute.

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* ''SamuraiShodown''.''VideoGames/SamuraiShodown''. Whether this was for RuleOfCool or part of the BlindIdiotTranslation that made the series famous is unknown, but it's remained to this day. Supposedly, this is because its originally planned title was ''Shogun Shodown'', with "Shogun" changed to "Samurai" at the last minute.
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