Another collection of typos for which I’ve invented humorous definitions. Today’s list is from a horror writer I was editing a couple years ago. Like other renowned works of horror, it’s filled with despair and hilarity, which are two great tastes that taste great together.
drakenss – male duck butts
damnotion – a new idea that a person has, but does not like
ensalved – a victim covered with a soothing ointment.
Santanic – 1) describing the rituals used to bring about the return of jolly ol’ St. Nick. 2) describing the rites used to conjure a Mexican-American guitar legend.
inferal – a wild, rabid conclusion
maleviolent – ferocious attacks by men
inquickity – doing evil things at a rapid pace
revolvting – used to describe something hideous and disgusting that slowly turns
sarrow – the sadness of pirates, me hearties
Drafts are drafts because they’re imperfect, and we shouldn’t sweat too much about tpyos. Enjoy your writing while it’s flowing from your fingers and fix the errors later!
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© Michael Wallevand, July 2021