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Why is it that when you spell one word wrong everyone jumps on you?

You don't think I know it's there?? So what if I hit the wrong key by accident!

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Well, usually you would fix it if you knew it was there

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I know... It just doesn't seem important enough to go back and fix it...
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usually they dont have a good answer so they have to correct you

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lol
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That's pretty true...
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Cheers ;)
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Then why did you misspell it if you knew it was wrong? I know it's not the end of the world when you misspell a word, but most people like to correct others when they see something like that.

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Exactly. It's not the end of the world. It's not important at all. So why bother?
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Well, sometimes it's a little annoying when people misspell a word. It's not such a big deal either. It's just Ask.com..........
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If you hit a key accidentally and the spelling is wrong then there's no point in trying to fix it.
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Why isn't there a point? lol.....
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Because it's something so insignificant that it doesn't matter to me.
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Matters to some, doesn't matter to others. Oh well.........
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Well, when they offer spell check...it seems to be under utilized. Also, they are just petty people who have nothing better to do!

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True...
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I HATE IT!! its like i went kindergarten to 8th grade i think i know how to spell thank you very much

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I know right! And like they haven't spelled a word wrong in their life.
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and i bet you the person correcting you has worse grammar than you do and your like ...seriously i bet you they use spell check lol
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It is really important not to butcher your language. When you spell words wrong it can change the meaning. It also distracts readers from your main idea. People who spell words wring are not taken as seriously as those who bother to get it right. Spelling words wrong, especially homonyms, makes it look like you really struggle in school -- maybe more than you do.
Good spelling = intelligence.
Poor spelling = not so much.
To communicate effectively with different kinds of people, spelling needs to be good.

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You just spelled wrong ...wring ... Lol ! Nobody is perfect but good answer ;)
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Ha Ha! I do this mostly on my phone.
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I think it's somewhat of a power trip, hey everyone look at me I can point out someone elses mistakes. Yay me! I guess they forgot their not perfect either

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It should be they're not their. Come on now.
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This is getting fun...
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Aren't we all tempted to poke a little fun at somebody? A misspelled word can (perhaps rarely )change the whole meaning of a statement or make it hilariously wrong. Then it's worth pointing out .

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It is important! How are you doing?
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Hi there Rathkeale, I'm doing fine thanks!
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I'm a grammar nazi so I just always do it, I can't help it. I never make fun or anything like some do though

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Perhaps it has something to do with the tons of people who don't even try to spell correctly or phrase their questions/answers in a grammatically correct way. I mis-type all the time. How often do we see things like wich or witch when they mean which? How often do we see people use the word DO when it should be DOES? this is just a few examples but if you pay attention you will see these things are constant here.

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I know like why waste ur time on flaging it

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Honestly, I don't see that happening a lot when someone misspells one word. There is some atrocious spelling and grammar on here and it makes communication difficult. Sometimes people will point out spelling or grammatical errors but a lot of them get by. Some that bug me are when people say loose when they mean lose or when they can't get their, there, or they're straight. I try not to be sumpsimus but some people are just mumpsimus.

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