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xaeyruudh
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Posted - 28 Dec 2012 :  05:24:35  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
my brain thinks Moonshaes, my fingers say Moonshakes.

surely I'm not alone in these minor mutilations. let's all have a few chuckles. share your unintentional genius!

Xnella Moonblade-Thann
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Posted - 28 Dec 2012 :  07:18:24  Show Profile Send Xnella Moonblade-Thann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
An obvious one is "Lloth/Lolth"...never can get that one right.

And then there's "Tethir/Tethyr"...and both are cannon names, just that one is a country and the other refers to a forest within that country (which was called the Wealdath in 3e/3.5e, which gets me to thinking that the misspelling was confusing to those who didn't know the difference between the two).

Let's not forget the "Cormanthor/Cormanthyr" one. Again, two places where one encompasses the other. Can't recall which was which at the moment.

I've done Everaska/Everesska instead of Evereska, and boy, does that irk me when I do that. Stupid fingers can't keep up with my brain.

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Please forgive any spelling and grammer errors, as my android touch-screen phone has no spellchecker. If I do make a grammer mistake, please let me know and I'll try to fix it.

Somehow I'm missing my Eberron stuff that the gremlins took when my laptop died over a year ago, but I shall get them buggers yet!

Edited by - Xnella Moonblade-Thann on 28 Dec 2012 07:20:09
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Markustay
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I usually think "Drizzt Do Urban" (because he loves the night-life LOL)

Recently in Ed's thread I read Werehorse as 'Warehouse' (which lead to a bizarre train of thought).

And then there are the planer Assy-More (aasimar), and the Syphilis Empire.

I always read Vangerdehast as 'Vander's ghost'. Lustriel becomes 'lust for all'. Not making fun of those names - just how my mind always sees them is all.

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Xnella Moonblade-Thann
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Posted - 28 Dec 2012 :  18:16:27  Show Profile Send Xnella Moonblade-Thann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Markus, not trying to be mean , but how many times have you misspelled a spot on your maps and didn't realize it until someone else pointed it out? I do recall some of them being fairly amusing.

"Sweet water and light laughter until next we meet." - traditional elven farewell

Please forgive any spelling and grammer errors, as my android touch-screen phone has no spellchecker. If I do make a grammer mistake, please let me know and I'll try to fix it.

Somehow I'm missing my Eberron stuff that the gremlins took when my laptop died over a year ago, but I shall get them buggers yet!

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Markustay
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Posted - 28 Dec 2012 :  21:41:44  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thats only happened a few times that I recall, and I don't remember any of them being funny. {scratches head}

I usually switch vowels around (maybe I'm mildly dyslexic or something).

There's one I misread all the time (and I do it a lot with thread-titles too, and thats usually funny), but I can't think of it ATM.

I mispelled Netherese (as Netherease) for years before someone pointed it out to me.
I still misspell Shadowfel... but thats on purpose.

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The Sage
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The only one I can think of at the moment [and, even then, it's not really a typo, but rather a happy accident] is my sometimes referring to Elminster as Elmonster. But that only tends to happen because the Elmonster article in DRAGON #199 remains one of my all-time favourites.

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Seravin
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Lol at Syphilis empire. I am pretty sure I've done that typo. Kind of fits, I liked Amn under Amnish rule, not under some ridiculous monster seige lead by Ogre Magi.

I used to call Elminster as "Elimster" as a child, because I'm possibly dyslexic or retarded mentally. In my mind Drizzt sounds more like Drittz..I guess that "drits" is easier for me to mind-pronounce.

On a slightly off topic...I'm never going to pronounce drow like it rhymes with cow. Drow is like crow...but with a d. Oh yeah, I went there.
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Rofocale
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Posted - 29 Dec 2012 :  01:39:57  Show Profile Send Rofocale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Xnella Moonblade-Thann

An obvious one is "Lloth/Lolth"...never can get that one right.

And then there's "Tethir/Tethyr"...and both are cannon names, just that one is a country and the other refers to a forest within that country (which was called the Wealdath in 3e/3.5e, which gets me to thinking that the misspelling was confusing to those who didn't know the difference between the two).

Let's not forget the "Cormanthor/Cormanthyr" one. Again, two places where one encompasses the other. Can't recall which was which at the moment.

I've done Everaska/Everesska instead of Evereska, and boy, does that irk me when I do that. Stupid fingers can't keep up with my brain.


I always say Lloth... aren't both technically correct? She'll always be Lloth to me!
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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 29 Dec 2012 :  02:45:52  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Speaking of drow- I started out by spelling Eilistraee as Elistraee. For my HB world, I even changed her name to reflect my preference, and spell it Elistarrya there. But for Lloth/Lolth, I actually prefer the Lolth spelling. I hate words that start with a double-letter of the same consonant. (ie- llano, and certain other Spanish-orginated words)

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Dennis
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Posted - 29 Dec 2012 :  10:07:25  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rofocale

quote:
Originally posted by Xnella Moonblade-Thann

An obvious one is "Lloth/Lolth"...never can get that one right.
I always say Lloth... aren't both technically correct? She'll always be Lloth to me!
Yes, they're both correct. If I'm not mistaken, one is a misspelling of RAS (and given how popular his books are), it kinda stuck.

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Dennis
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Posted - 29 Dec 2012 :  10:10:11  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Draconic names. Most of them are full of consonants, long, and sound ridiculous. I often don't bother getting the spelling right.

Beholder names, too. I sometimes won't even bother 'pronouncing' them in mind. I simply refer to them as X, S, Y, Q, or whatever comes to mind.

Every beginning has an end.

Edited by - Dennis on 30 Dec 2012 02:13:43
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Entromancer
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Posted - 30 Dec 2012 :  02:06:13  Show Profile Send Entromancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wijlfga, in The Halfling's Gem. The dragon names do get to be pretty silly. I like Tchazzar and Brimstone, though.

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Markustay
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Yes, dragons apparently come from the 5th dimension, along with batmite and Mr. Mxyzptlk.

I figure the rule of thumb (at WotC) is that if someone can actually pronounce the dragons name its no good. Not sure if that is better or worse then RAS' love of the Greek.

"Oh no!!! Its the dread dragon WhatTheheckWasHisNameOhYeahGratnilackusthernabulousOrSomeSuch!"

The idea is, by the time someone is able to shout the warning, the dragon already ate his fill and is flying away.

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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 30 Dec 2012 :  04:20:44  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And this is why so many dragons have been given nick-names....

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Ayrik
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Posted - 30 Dec 2012 :  18:52:36  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There's always this ...

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
[/Ayrik]
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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 30 Dec 2012 :  19:35:08  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OMG!!! Those are frickin hilarious! I read them out to my gamer hubby, and he was rolling his eyes and laughing. I just about fell out of my chair laughing! Thanks Ayrik, I may have to borrow that affliction....

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Ayrik
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I'll confess that unclean savant, flaming beer, grope trick, lightning belt, lobster summoning, and wall of forks have brought tears of weeping laughter to my gamers. And the typo concept has attracted the attention of prominent peoples ... but in the end it's just a little bit too unwieldy to explain in a concise and consistent manner, it is more creative gaming art than applied gaming science. I openly invite fantasy authors, DMs, and players to use and abuse the concept in any and every way they see fit. Have fun with it.

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
[/Ayrik]

Edited by - Ayrik on 30 Dec 2012 22:41:30
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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 30 Dec 2012 :  22:41:54  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think I may have a gnome pyromancer who might- ahem- "benefit" from that concept- he's already a near-sighted, absent-minded clutz.... Oh, and a pyromaniac, too. This guy's got some serious problems, obviously.

The Goddess is alive, and magic is afoot.

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Alaundo
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Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  00:27:00  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

I've found it somewhat embarassing when writing anything prefixed with "candle", in a document, I automatically write "candlekeep" and rarely realise before sending the document out

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Ayrik
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Perhaps we should petition Ed to change the name to Alaundokeep?

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
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Dennis
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Awhile back, I noticed these common misspellings by not a few scribes: Telemont, Netherease (yes, MT, I'm looking at you), and mythalar.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

Well met

I've found it somewhat embarassing when writing anything prefixed with "candle", in a document, I automatically write "candlekeep" and rarely realise before sending the document out



I type the word "customer" so oft at work, any similar word tends to become "customer" instead of whatever it actually is. "User" is a more accurate term, but since they can see the info we put in the tickets, I prefer something that sounds a little friendlier. Also, since they can see the info in the tickets, I have to refrain from using things like I D 10 T, PEBKAC, or RTFM (a lot of people are amazingly incapable of reading simple, concise directions).

Not really an amusing Realms typo, but I frequently type Rauthamar instead of Raumathar.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

Well met

I've found it somewhat embarassing when writing anything prefixed with "candle", in a document, I automatically write "candlekeep" and rarely realise before sending the document out

I've caught myself doing that a few times as well. And while not exactly a typo, I've also managed to slip the word "Drannor" behind most occasions of writing "myth" regardless of whether it's support material for my games or not.

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Dennis
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Just recently, while writing an email to a friend, instead of Candlekeep, I typed "Candlekip." Well, I can hardly be blamed...I wrote a short story prior, and I used 'kip' probably more than I should have. Hehe.

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xaeyruudh
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Bumping to hopefully gather more amusing typos that have occurred in the last year.

My latest (and amusingly persistent!) slip-of-the-fingers is hogboglin.
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Well they are hogs they will eat anything *G*

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