Spell checkers are wonderful things, but they’re no substitute for human eyes. The other day I was editing a YA novel I’m working on and discovered that one of my characters has “bugling muscles”. What do muscles look like when they are bugling? How does a muscle bugle? What songs do muscles play when they bugle? Even though my spell checker didn’t see anything wrong with muscles that bugle, I decided I preferred to have my character’s muscles bulge.
While keeping it clean, what are some of your funnier misspellings that the spell checker missed?