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Wikipeetia (the misspelled encyclopedia)
posted by Blazecock Pileon (17 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I hope they get good google rankings.
posted by longsleeves at 2:09 AM on December 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


MeatLifter Gooood
posted by mannequito at 2:45 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


George Washengton sirved as teh firt Persident of teh Untied States…

Hey, some of those words are spelled correctly!
posted by Potsy at 2:50 AM on December 27, 2011


*Groan*
posted by New England Cultist at 3:40 AM on December 27, 2011


Wikipetera.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:02 AM on December 27, 2011


Excellent! I hope that google ports at the top!
posted by techno blogger at 4:09 AM on December 27, 2011


At last, a plaise were i cen treulie eksprsei miesulf!
posted by rebent at 4:19 AM on December 27, 2011


*Groan*
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:39 AM on December 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah seem like a hell of a lot of work for a lame joke. Although yeah after reading longsleeves comment, yeah could be some SEO bullshit. Although Google will spell-check everything anyway so it won't work very well if it is.

I've become pretty cynical about that sort of thing - stuff that's only out there because someone thought it would make effective spam -- it's even worse when it's not even directed at a real person, but trying to exploit some glitch in an AI.
posted by delmoi at 5:24 AM on December 27, 2011


Yeah seem like a hell of a lot of work for a lame joke. Although yeah after reading longsleeves comment, yeah could be some SEO bullshit. Although Google will spell-check everything anyway so it won't work very well if it is.

Not that much work if you come up with an auto-misspeller. (Which in itself can't be that hard. It's not like there's One Right Way to misspell.)

And I don't think it has to be SEO. Just a "learn to spell" search hit. If you search for "catle" you'll find Wikipeetia and some spelling tips. Nice.

As for "Google will spell-check everything anyway" a) not everyone uses Google and b) for those increasingly annoyed at Google "helpful" "correction" of spelling, there's now the option to turn that off, I believe.
posted by DU at 5:31 AM on December 27, 2011


Wy?
posted by HumanComplex at 5:32 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Are they still doing those fundraising ads from Jimmy Whales?
posted by PlusDistance at 6:24 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wait, what's with the learn how to spell game, complete with Facebook integration? Someone's having fun here...

I read a funny comment recently about companies whose clevrly spelled product name makes them ungoogleable. Imagine if Google rewrote "Flickr" to be "flicker", for instance.
posted by Nelson at 9:05 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: a communty weblog whose purpose is to shaer lenks adn descuss contennt taht usirs ahev dicovered on teh web.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:08 AM on December 27, 2011


Sometimes I cite uncyclopedia when I want to be absolutely sure that I fail whatever paper I'm writing.
posted by bxyldy at 11:19 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


"usally consisteng of swet fod" was my favorite thing I've ever heard, ever, for about 2 minutes, until I read "Meatlifter."

Thank you, mannequito, for enough laughter to purge a week of family-incited cold pricklies.
posted by herbplarfegan at 12:52 PM on December 27, 2011


you're welcome herb
posted by mannequito at 10:25 PM on December 27, 2011


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