Ah, spelling. The bane of every schoolkid’s existence (second to grammar).
The other day I was bored, and poked about Yahoo!Answers. I came across a question that was, essentially, “What should I name my mane (sic) character?”
That got me thinking (which is not difficult to do).
Main characters, as we all know, are stories’ focal characters. Jim is my current main character. I doubt I’ll determine his mane character.
Mane character is what our hair is like. Let’s use Harry Potter characters as examples.
Snape’s “mane character” is greasy.
Sirius’s (while in Azkaban) is matted.
Dumbledore’s mane character also includes his rather luxuriant, silver facial hair.
Voldemort has no “mane character.” He’s bald.
Ron’s is ginger.
Now, misspellings can bring about other unfortunate mismeanings. I would hate to spend time learning how to be a stylist and apply for a job as a “hare dresser.”