Intentionally Misspelled Words >> Correctly Spelled Words
1/ Since when did misspelled words become more powerful than properly spelled ones? Whatever happened to all the hours and days and months I spent learning the correct spellings of words, only to realize after I had mastered the art of spelling that misspelled words now carry more word power than properly spelled ones? So unfair! I want my money back!
Here are some prominent examples…
2/ pwn >> own
In the prehistoric (i.e. pre social media) times, someone misspelled “own” as “pwn” and that spelling stuck. Somehow it came to mean something even more powerful than “own”. When we beat someone in a game, we no longer own or dominate them, we pwn them, which makes the victory a lot sweeter!
3/ haz >> has
Who can forget “I can haz cheezburger?” Most people remember it only for the explosion in cat images, but it also led to a revolution in spelling! Finally misspelled words (and cats) started getting the respect and love they deserved.
4/ moar >> more
Somehow, “moar” has come to mean even more than more! You can say moar is moar than mere more.
Pro tip: When asking your boss for a raise, try saying “I’d like to get paid moar” and watch your pay soar!
5/ stonks >> stocks
A stonk is basically a stock that rises so fast, it causes big hedge funds to collapse and leads to hearings in congress! This is even moar so if Elon Musk misspells it.
6/ Teh >> the
People have been mistyping the as “teh” for a long long time. But now it has been inducted into this intentional misspellings hall of fame in its old age. Kind of like an old actor who never got recognized during their youth finally getting a lifetime achievement award in their old age out of respect.
7/ poast >> post
Newbies post tweets, real pros poast them. See the difference? Doesn’t reading it spelled that way make your finger automatically move to the “like” or “retweet” button? Try it.
8/ fizik >> physique
Physique sounds like the name of some french shampoo or something. The real badass folks talk about “fizik”. And not just talk about it, but poast pictures of it. It has become pretty much a right of passage nowadays if you want to reach the stratospheric heights of twitteratidom.
9/ Ok, I better stop. I see smoke rising out of my spellchecker.
Just remember to poast moar fiziks and pwn teh stonks, ok?