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  • Olbermann was a lousy sports caster; his only sprots experience was collecting baseball cards. he is a lousy pundit.

    Keith Olbermann calls out Rush Limbaugh for saying why he thinks John Edwards cheated on Elizabeth.

  • There are many women entering hunting and the shooting sprots field every year.

    Should a 10-year-old be permitted to go hunting?

  • The otter swims and dives with great celerity, and in doing the latter it throws up _sprots_, or air-bubbles, which enable the hunters to ascertain where it is, and to spear it.

    Anecdotes of Dogs

  • For every person who drives a sprots car - there's one who prefers a pick-up truck.

    News from www.pantagraph.com

  • Puerto Vallarta Rental Villas are so popular because the area offers visitors so many choices - luxury villas, condo hotels, gorgeous beaches, water sprots, art and various entertainment options that all work together to keep this area in the international vacation spotlight.

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  • And based on how they cover sprots, maybe they should drop the sports altoether.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • Here's a really cool sprots highlight video I put together.

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  • Go to courierpostonline. com / varsity for more high school sprots coverage

    CourierPostOnline.com - News

  • September 11, 2008 at 9:10 am in sprots illustrayed riet aftur taht day, tehy sed, “a hero iz sumwun hoo runz into a burning bilding wen ebreewun else iz running owt.” but not in lolspeek. an tahts teh troof. iz not teh sports starz or teh rok starz or teh moovee starz, iz not teh aktivists an teh polly tishuns an teh talkers, iz teh peeple who DO sumfin to help sumwun else eben if tehre is a danger or kost to tehmselves. tahts hoo we needs moer ob in dis wurld.

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  • The media and washington politcal elite want to tell the rest fo us who ot vote for(libs) what to eat(vegitables, i’m almost 30 and still hate beans and brusel sprots), what to read and watch(newoyrl times, and anyooen but Fox) what doctor to go to, and of corse to fi we don’t liek it sit down and shut up.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Newsweek promotes Palin for President

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  • See disspelling.

    June 25, 2015

  • Oops. I didn't intend to disspell your Wordnik user name on purpose (as a way to convey disapproval or contempt.) It was pure carelessness.

    June 15, 2015

  • Thanks, gms. I like the term "disspelling". (If only autocorrect would allow it. It keeps changing "disspelling" to "dispelling"!)

    June 15, 2015

  • Googling "deliberate misspelling" I find that many people have posed this question. There is cacography, which is just bad spelling, whether or not deliberately inflicted. Wikipedia provides an entry for Sensational spelling, which is a common marketing ploy as in "froot" for "fruit." Such misspellings are meant to confer cuteness rather than express scorn.

    If I understand correctly vendingmachine's quest is for a term to describe the practice of deliberately misspelling a word as a way to convey disapproval or contempt. I think "disspelling" is a good candidate if it is allowed to cohabit with the sense of dispersal or dissipation. (I also find a "dispelling ring" defined as an apotropaic piece of jewelry in the Dark Souls game, but this is probably ephemeral.)

    disspelling is a combination of dis + spelling.

    June 15, 2015

  • There's a whole genre of this in Indonesian, known as plesetan, which translates from Javanese as 'slipping'.

    One of the better examples that sticks in mind in English is a Monty Python sketch where John Cleese was giving a speech as the Minister for Pisrenunciation.

    June 15, 2015

  • Is there a linguistic term for this intentional misspelling or pronunciation change?
    See sprots, hoik. If not, there should be one.

    June 14, 2015

  • The intentional spelling of sports used by people who hate sports.

    sprot: a splinter, a fragment.

    June 14, 2015