misspelling misspelling  /mɪs S ˈpɛ lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a spelling that is incorrect

Usage(s):

  1. To a late-working writer, reprimand for reproducing a telegraph misspelling.
  2. I think there's a misspelling in your post.

News

  1. 'Florida' misspelled on highway road sign twice

    State transportation officials are working to fix an embarrassing mistake. A sign was being installed in Jacksonville when a worker noticed the spelling error. Florida is misspelled, not once, but twice. Officials said they blame the misspelling on the Arkansas-based company that manufactured the sign.   The company has agreed to fix the mistake.  
    on July 3, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando

  2. Road sign misspells 'Florida' -- twice

    It was almost another case of Flori-duh. The Florida Department of Transportation says an Arkansas company is to blame for the misspelling of the word "Florida" -- twice -- on a roadway sign that was ready to be installed. The sign was spotted in the grass near J. Turner Butler Boulevard and Interstate 95 in Jacksonville, and it reads, "Univ of North Flordia" and "Flordia State College South ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Local 6 Orlando

  3. Talk of Round 2 has Va. Beach officials on alert

    VIRGINIA BEACH Two scantily clad women beckon from the top of the flier. "Virgina Beach Beach Weekend Turnup Pt. 2," it announces in bold lettering, misspelling and all. It's reminiscent of fliers that appeared two months ago for College Beach Weekend.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot

Quotes

  1. "The misspelling was so perfectly apt," Louis-Dreyfus told the crowd. "A great metaphor for show business. Right when you think you've made it, you get knocked down."
    on May 5, 2010 By: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Source: FOXNews (blog)

  2. "The day I made the mistake misspelling fiscal is one I will never forget," Senator Fielding, who has an MBA, told the Sunday Herald Sun. "I tried to laugh it off the second I did it. But by the time I got back to my office I just wanted to...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Steve Fielding Source: Herald Sun

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