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Basic Trope: A cover with a typo.

  • Straight: The cover of The Troping Time Travelers says "The Troping Time Tarvelers".
  • Exaggerated: The cover says "Teh Tripon Taim Tarvelrd".
  • Downplayed: The British version sometimes forgets to change "Travelers" to "Travellers".
  • Justified:
    • A meaningful misspelling in the title done on purpose is not this trope, but an Inherited Illiteracy Title.
    • The cover is designed as to look like it was made by a character that doesn't spell very well.
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    • A Tarveler is an actual concept in the story.
  • Inverted:
    • The title on the cover, The Troping Time Tarvelers, is the correct title, but the creators often misspell the title as "The Troping Time Travelers" other places.
    • The title is correctly spelled as The Troping Time Travelers, but the book misspells "Travelers" as "Tarvelers" every single time.
  • Subverted: It looks like a typo, but the creators explain that it was on purpose because the Troping Time Travelers spell really badly, and that their actual name is "Troping Time Tarvelers".
  • Double Subverted: But it turns out to be a retcon.
  • Parodied: The film's tagline is "Taime travelerz can't spel, an neithere cna we".
  • Zig Zagged: Some versions of the cover misspell the title, but not all covers do. The creators can't agree with themselves which spelling is correct.
  • Averted:
    • The cover spells everything correctly.
    • The cover has so little text there's essentially nothing to misspell. All misspellings of the title are considered correct for some reason.
  • Enforced:
    • The creators aren't proficient in English.
    • The cover was created in a hurry.
  • Lampshaded: The cover also says, "Trust us, our movie-making skills are much better than our spelling".
  • Invoked: Someone purposely messes up the spelling, hoping to ruin the film's chance of success.
  • Exploited: "If we make sure to spell our title correctly, in contrast to those 'Time Tarvelers', we'll attract all the intelligent people."
  • Defied:
    • The creators make sure to get good proofreaders that prevent this kind of mistake.
    • Timmy breaks the fourth wall to correct the title.
  • Discussed: "I hope they manage to spell our title correctly, otherwise we'll look stupid."
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  • Conversed: "If they can't even spell 'traveler', how are they supposed to make a decent movie?"

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