pi car esque (‘pi kar esk)adj, of, or relating to, rogues and rascals. Also a type of Spanish fiction featuring such characters.
If I wrote tourist propaganda about this area (SoHum), I’d use this word a lot. Most readers will look at picaresque, and see “picturesque” instead. Since they’ve never seen “picaresque” before, they’ll think this typo refers to the stunning mountain vistas, not drug dealers and petty criminals.
I can see it now…”Enjoy the beautiful scenery in the picaresque community of Alder Point. Experience Redway’s picaresque charm, and don’t forget to stop at the picaresque Whitethorn Store. Yes, you’ll discover a shutterbugs paradise in beautiful picaresque Southern Humboldt. Get the picture?