Sensational spelling

deliberate misspelling of a word for special effect

Sensational spelling is when a word is spelled wrong on purpose. This may be done for creativity, advertising, or humor.

These are many brands with sensational spelling, including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (which should be spelled "crispy cream"), Froot Loops (fruit loops), Mortal Kombat (mortal combat) and Hasbro's Playskool (playschool). It can also happen with common nouns, such as drive-thru (drive through), blu-ray (blue ray) "lite" items (light).

Some websites on the internet also gain fame from sensational spelling, such as Google, flickr, Tumblr.