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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.
25th Sep '15 6:11:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[OddWorld Abe's Oddysee]]'' had to shoehorn the word Odd in there. As did its sequel, ''Abe's Exoddus''

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* ''[[OddWorld ''[[VideoGame/OddWorld Abe's Oddysee]]'' had to shoehorn the word Odd in there. As did its sequel, ''Abe's Exoddus''
18th Aug '15 9:44:59 AM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:250:If you like this book, try reading [[Literature/{{Cujo}} KooJoe]].]]
8th Aug '15 11:16:00 PM DeisTheAlcano
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[[folder: Bookz ]]
* ''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!]]
* ''Literature/LoveAndFreindship'' by Creator/JaneAusten is an EpistolaryNovel where "freind" is always written for "friend", along with a number of other misspellings. The misspellings are all Austen's (she wrote it when she was 14). She corrected the spelling later in life, but editors of her work tend to leave it uncorrected as they think it's charming.
* Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/PetSematary'' is spelled as it was written on a sign made by some kids outside the cemetery in the story.
* ''Dorp Dead'' by Julia Cunningham, titled after a note by an angry teenager.
* ''Literature/GrannyThePag'' is a nickname that stuck after a little girl tried to write a note calling her grandmother a pig, but wasn't sure how to spell it.
* Darren Shan's ''[[Literature/TheDemonata Slawter]]'' is titled after the name of the town the plot takes place in.
* ''Literature/TheYoungVisiters'' was written when the author was nine. Most editions preserve the misspellings, and TheFilmOfTheBook pronounces them phonetically. [[RuleOfFunny Because it's funnier that way.]]
* ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'' is an ambiguous case. At one point, some characters wonder whether the name of the [=titular=] apartment complex is a philosophical observation, or just has a missing apostrophe, but never come to a definite conclusion.
* The [[{{Xanth}} Swell Foop]] is much better than any of the other, more ordinary foops.

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Comick Bookz]]
* ''Feersum Endjinn'' by [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]. One ''Freex'' was a series about a bunch of super-powered teenagers that was part of the narrators is an exceedingly poor speller. It's not just short-lived [[ComicBook/TheUltraverse Ultraverse]] line from Malibu Comics in the title, but ''one third [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks 1990s]]. The title came from the misspelling of the entire bloody text''!
** Actually, it's even worse. If it
word "freaks" by Ray, a boy who looked like a rock monster and, having spent most of his life locked in a basement because his parents 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!]]
* ''Literature/LoveAndFreindship'' by Creator/JaneAusten is an EpistolaryNovel where "freind" is always written for "friend", along with a number
ashamed of other misspellings. The misspellings are all Austen's (she wrote it when she was 14). She corrected the spelling later in life, but editors of her work tend to leave it uncorrected as they think it's charming.
his appearance, had a very limited education.
* Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/PetSematary'' is spelled as it was written on a sign made by some kids outside the cemetery in the story.
* ''Dorp Dead'' by Julia Cunningham, titled after a note by an angry teenager.
* ''Literature/GrannyThePag'' is a nickname that stuck after a little girl tried to write a note calling her grandmother a pig, but wasn't sure how to spell it.
* Darren Shan's ''[[Literature/TheDemonata Slawter]]'' is titled after the name of the town the plot takes place in.
* ''Literature/TheYoungVisiters'' was written when the author was nine. Most editions preserve the misspellings, and TheFilmOfTheBook pronounces them phonetically. [[RuleOfFunny Because it's funnier that way.]]
* ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'' is an ambiguous case. At one point, some characters wonder whether the name of the [=titular=] apartment complex is a philosophical observation, or just has a missing apostrophe, but never come to a definite conclusion.
* The [[{{Xanth}} Swell Foop]] is much better than any of the other, more ordinary foops.
''KrazyKat''.



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* ''Freex'' was a series about a bunch of super-powered teenagers that was part of the short-lived [[ComicBook/TheUltraverse Ultraverse]] line from Malibu Comics in the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks 1990s]]. The title came from the misspelling of the word "freaks" by Ray, a boy who looked like a rock monster and, having spent most of his life locked in a basement because his parents were ashamed of his appearance, had a very limited education.
* ''KrazyKat''.
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* Back when ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' was on paper, it always referred to itself as a "mazagine". When Cracked went online, they called themselves a "wesbite."

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Licherature]]
* Back when ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' was on paper, ''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!]]
* ''Literature/LoveAndFreindship'' by Creator/JaneAusten is an EpistolaryNovel where "freind" is
always referred written for "friend", along with a number of other misspellings. The misspellings are all Austen's (she wrote it when she was 14). She corrected the spelling later in life, but editors of her work tend to itself leave it uncorrected as a "mazagine". When Cracked went online, they called themselves think it's charming.
* Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/PetSematary'' is spelled as it was written on
a "wesbite."sign made by some kids outside the cemetery in the story.
* ''Dorp Dead'' by Julia Cunningham, titled after a note by an angry teenager.
* ''Literature/GrannyThePag'' is a nickname that stuck after a little girl tried to write a note calling her grandmother a pig, but wasn't sure how to spell it.
* Darren Shan's ''[[Literature/TheDemonata Slawter]]'' is titled after the name of the town the plot takes place in.
* ''Literature/TheYoungVisiters'' was written when the author was nine. Most editions preserve the misspellings, and TheFilmOfTheBook pronounces them phonetically. [[RuleOfFunny Because it's funnier that way.]]
* ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'' is an ambiguous case. At one point, some characters wonder whether the name of the [=titular=] apartment complex is a philosophical observation, or just has a missing apostrophe, but never come to a definite conclusion.
* The [[{{Xanth}} Swell Foop]] is much better than any of the other, more ordinary foops.



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* Back when ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' was on paper, it always referred to itself as a "mazagine". When Cracked went online, they called themselves a "wesbite."
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