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Author Topic: Theme feedback requested  (Read 286 times)

aposter

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Theme feedback requested
« on: March 08, 2019, 10:43:29 AM »
Misspellings of different types and origins, deliberate and not.

One possibility:
OLL KORRECT (10) [jokey 19th-Century misspelling and likely historical origin of "OK"]
PET SEMATARY (11)
UNPRESIDENTED (13)
KRISPY KREME (11)
GOOGLEPLEX (10) [Google's HQ]

Others that might fit:
CINGULAR (8) [former name of AT&T Wireless]
CHEEZBURGER (11)
POTATOE (7) and AMERIKA (7) on either side of a black square in the center
THE BEATLES (10) [a potential problem is that not every source explicitly identifies the origin of the name as a misspelling of "beetles"]

Any suggestions? Does the theme seem viable?





mmcbs

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Re: Theme feedback requested
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 02:32:22 PM »
Too many pitfalls in this one, IMO. OLL KORRECT (as a misspelling of ALL CORRECT) will be a "Huh?" for most everyone, and likewise the word GOOGOLPLEX is something that I don't think is common knowledge. AMERIKA is a correct spelling in some languages, as seen in the title of a Kafka novel.

I think there may be some life in the idea of intentional misspellings of brand or company names, as you've cited a couple of these. There's also CHICK-FIL-A, CHEEZ-IT, LEMI SHINE, etc.
Mark McClain
Salem, Virginia, USA
https://crosswordsbymark.wordpress.com/

 


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