Definition:Mistake/Homophone Horror

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A homophone horror is a mistake caused by the use of a word which sounds the same as, but is spelled differently to, the word intended.

A proficient proof-reader is needed to reduce instances of this sort of mistake.

Also known as

Online discussion around September $2020$ has resulted in some further suggestions as to a better word for this.

We have the obvious suggestion homophono, along with its diminutive phono, both of which would work.

However, the former is a bit of a mouthful, and may cause conflation in the minds of people whose political agenda either advocating or condemning certain aspects of societal freedom.

The latter is also used for a type of audio connector, so this may not be acceptable.

A creative suggestion which may take root is hororphone or horrorphone, but this breaks the pattern of such mistakes ending in -o.