See also: Spello and spellò

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From spell +‎ -o, modeled on typo.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛləʊ

NounEdit

spello (plural spellos)

  1. (Internet slang) A homophonic spelling mistake, as illustrated profusely in the various spelling checker poems that started in 1991.
    • 2003 October 7, Yowie, "You might be a Californian if...", rec.pets.cats.anecdotes, Usenet:
      He also wondered why I couldn't spell properly - I had to explain the difference between a typo and a spello.
    • 2004 August 19, Some_sappy_Writer, "Missouri's Vote on Gay Marriage", talk.abortion, Usenet,
      It was a typo, not a spello.
    • 2006 October 12, Bob Cunningham, "Is there a word?", alt.usage.english, Usenet,
      Anyway, I'm afraid I would decide to call "sited" in the thesis an error; not a typo or a thinko, but a spello.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

spello

  1. first-person singular present indicative of spellare