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7th Feb '16 8:16:46 PM MikeK
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* Music/FlamingLips have "Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)". It's been speculated that they spelled it this way deliberately for the sake of ambiguity - depending on spelling and punctuation it could mean "you are invisible now" or "the invisible now that belongs to you".
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* Music/FlamingLips have "Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)". It's been speculated that they spelled it the title of the song this way deliberately for the sake of ambiguity - depending on spelling and punctuation it could mean "you are invisible now" or "the invisible now that belongs to you".
30th Jan '16 10:52:39 AM tracer
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Moved an old piece of natter into a note
** Yes, "faze" is a word. No, it's not just "phase" spelled wrong. Yes, they mean two completely different things. Even ''Mark Twain'' gets this wrong. To clarify: TheHero was unfazed by the villain's power to alter the phase of matter.
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** Yes, "faze" is a word. No, it's not just "phase" spelled wrong. Yes, they mean two completely different things. Even ''Mark Twain'' gets this wrong. To clarify: TheHero was unfazed by the villain's power to alter the phase of matter.[[note]]Considering that you're altering the phase of matter every time you ''melt an ice cube'', that's not very surprising.[[/note]]
15th Jan '16 8:53:39 PM readergirl304
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If the words are correct, but the punctuation, grammar, or other usage is just '''wrong''', that's WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma. Compare with SpellMyNameWithAnS, where confusion occurs because ''nobody'' can agree on how a name is spelled (this is TruthInTelevision; the Associated Press estimated there were more than 150 different ways the name of the former ruler of Libya, Moammar (or Mohamar) Ghadaffi, Quadaffy, (or Kadafy), etc. was spelled) . When this is done by a character in a work of fiction (or just by someone sending fanmail), expect them to get told that YouMakeMeSic. See {{Malaproper}} for someone who does this with the spoken word. See also ''[[Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves Eats, Shoots & Leaves]]''.
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If the words are correct, but the punctuation, grammar, or other usage is just '''wrong''', that's WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma. Compare with SpellMyNameWithAnS, where confusion occurs because ''nobody'' can agree on how a name is spelled (this is TruthInTelevision; the Associated Press estimated there were more than 150 different ways the name of the former ruler of Libya, Moammar (or Mohamar) Ghadaffi, Quadaffy, (or Kadafy), etc. was spelled) .could have been transliterated into English). When this is done by a character in a work of fiction (or just by someone sending fanmail), expect them to get told that YouMakeMeSic. See {{Malaproper}} for someone who does this with the spoken word. See also ''[[Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves Eats, Shoots & Leaves]]''.
14th Jan '16 2:19:50 AM alchixinren
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** This one is particularly annoying given that "brooch" is pronounced "broach", despite its double-Oh.
11th Jan '16 9:53:15 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Several characters in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels have awful spelling. In particular, it's a RunningGag that any sign, especially in Ankh-Morpork, will either be misspelled or use AntiquatedLinguistics. Of special note is the word "banana", which they know how to spell but not how long it's supposed to go on, leading to "bananananana". ** The Discworld almost seems to exist at a time before standardised spelling. However, this would raise the question of how some people ''do'' have perfect spelling, and what it means, because if there were no standards, the modern standard would just be another convention among the rest. *** The Watch books in particular mention that school cost a penny a day to send kids to, which most of the poorer families can't afford and even middle-class ones can only afford for part of their child's life. Vimes, a product of one such school, provides evidence that there are competing standards, as his handwriting is neat and consistent but sprinkled with extraneous "e"s consistent with spelling habits in the 19th century.
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* Several characters in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels have awful spelling. spelling. ** In particular, it's a RunningGag that any sign, especially in Ankh-Morpork, will either be misspelled or use AntiquatedLinguistics. Of special note is the word "banana", which they know how to spell but not how long it's supposed to go on, leading to "bananananana". ** The Discworld almost seems to exist at a time before standardised spelling. However, this would raise the question of how some people ''do'' have perfect spelling, and what it means, because if there were no standards, the modern standard would just be another convention among the rest. \n*** The Watch books in particular mention that school cost a penny a day to send kids to, which most of the poorer families can't afford and even middle-class ones can only afford for part of their child's life. Vimes, a product of one such school, provides evidence that there are competing standards, as his handwriting is neat and consistent but sprinkled with extraneous "e"s consistent with spelling habits in the 19th century.

*** That could be counted as unintentional TruthInTelevision, since many people before standardi{s|z}ed spelling and/or compulsory registration of names did spell their own name in more than one way.

*** Even ''Carrot'' spells better than Gaspode, a fact Lampshaded by Vimes.
11th Jan '16 2:54:07 AM Sharlee
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** Partly because he was under the influence of [[Discworld/SoulMusic Music With Rocks In]] at the time, but mostly because he'd lost track of which side of the leather faced out, the Dean of UU wound up crafting a longcoat studded with "LIVE FATS DIE Yo GNU".
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*** Even ''Carrot'' spells better than Gaspode, a fact Lampshaded by Vimes. ** Partly because he was under the influence of [[Discworld/SoulMusic Music With Rocks In]] at the time, but mostly because he'd lost track of which side of the leather faced out, the Dean of UU wound up crafting a longcoat studded with "LIVE FATS DIE Yo YO GNU".
11th Jan '16 2:52:34 AM Sharlee
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** Partly because he was under the influence of [[Discworld/SoulMusic Music With Rocks In]] at the time, but mostly because he'd lost track of which side of the leather faced out, the Dean of UU wound up crafting a longcoat studded with "LIVE FATS DIE Yo GNU". ** And then there's the unfortunate spelling error in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' that led to one of the few Morporkian ships outfitted for battle being called ''The Prid of Anckh-Morpork''.
20th Dec '15 5:18:39 PM TT454
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Removed racist spam
# The ScunthorpeProblem, also known as the clbuttic mistake, is a variant where words are "misspelled" because a filter saw a string it construed as rude within a legit word and autocorrected it. These are usually easy to spot, though, because everyone knows "consbreastution"[[note]]constitution; the letters "tit" in "cons'''tit'''ution are "censored" to "breast"[[/note]] and "buttbuttination"[[note]]assassination; the letters "ass" in '''assass'''ination are "censored" to "butt"[[/note]] aren't real words. Some forums still won't allow you to s''nigger'', or call someone [[https://www.google.com/search?q=niggardly&gws_rd=ssl#q=define:niggardly niggardly]] if the filter's bad enough. [[NWordPrivileges Unless you're black, of course.]]
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# The ScunthorpeProblem, also known as the clbuttic mistake, is a variant where words are "misspelled" because a filter saw a string it construed as rude within a legit word and autocorrected it. These are usually easy to spot, though, because everyone knows "consbreastution"[[note]]constitution; the letters "tit" in "cons'''tit'''ution are "censored" to "breast"[[/note]] and "buttbuttination"[[note]]assassination; the letters "ass" in '''assass'''ination are "censored" to "butt"[[/note]] aren't real words. Some forums still won't allow you to s''nigger'', or call someone [[https://www.google.com/search?q=niggardly&gws_rd=ssl#q=define:niggardly niggardly]] if the filter's bad enough. [[NWordPrivileges Unless you're black, of course.]] enough.
4th Dec '15 8:02:17 PM Tdarcos
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If the words are correct, but the punctuation, grammar, or other usage is just '''wrong''', that's WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma. Compare with SpellMyNameWithAnS, where confusion occurs because ''nobody'' can agree on how a name is spelled (this is TruthInTelevision; the Associated Press estimated there were more than 150 different ways the name of the former ruler of Libys, Moammar Ghadaffi, Quadaffy, or Kadafy, etc. was spelled) . When this is done by a character in a work of fiction (or just by someone sending fanmail), expect them to get told that YouMakeMeSic. See {{Malaproper}} for someone who does this with the spoken word. See also ''[[Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves Eats, Shoots & Leaves]]''.
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If the words are correct, but the punctuation, grammar, or other usage is just '''wrong''', that's WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma. Compare with SpellMyNameWithAnS, where confusion occurs because ''nobody'' can agree on how a name is spelled (this is TruthInTelevision; the Associated Press estimated there were more than 150 different ways the name of the former ruler of Libys, Libya, Moammar (or Mohamar) Ghadaffi, Quadaffy, or Kadafy, (or Kadafy), etc. was spelled) . When this is done by a character in a work of fiction (or just by someone sending fanmail), expect them to get told that YouMakeMeSic. See {{Malaproper}} for someone who does this with the spoken word. See also ''[[Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves Eats, Shoots & Leaves]]''.
4th Dec '15 8:00:43 PM Tdarcos
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If the words are correct, but the punctuation, grammar, or other usage is just '''wrong''', that's WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma. Compare with SpellMyNameWithAnS, where confusion occurs because ''nobody'' can agree on how a name is spelled. When this is done by a character in a work of fiction (or just by someone sending fanmail), expect them to get told that YouMakeMeSic. See {{Malaproper}} for someone who does this with the spoken word. See also ''[[Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves Eats, Shoots & Leaves]]''.
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If the words are correct, but the punctuation, grammar, or other usage is just '''wrong''', that's WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma. Compare with SpellMyNameWithAnS, where confusion occurs because ''nobody'' can agree on how a name is spelled.spelled (this is TruthInTelevision; the Associated Press estimated there were more than 150 different ways the name of the former ruler of Libys, Moammar Ghadaffi, Quadaffy, or Kadafy, etc. was spelled) . When this is done by a character in a work of fiction (or just by someone sending fanmail), expect them to get told that YouMakeMeSic. See {{Malaproper}} for someone who does this with the spoken word. See also ''[[Literature/EatsShootsAndLeaves Eats, Shoots & Leaves]]''.
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