Metaplasmus

metaplasmus

Metaplasmus means misspelling something or writing it differently because doing so will have a different effect on the reader. Hip hop thrives on metaplasmus. (If I were writing about metaplasmus vis-á-vis hip hop, perhaps I’d call myself Metaplazmu$—although that’s a terrible rapper name.) The classic comic strip Krazy Kat provides another example. The effect of metaplasmus in both of these [...]