I love the BBC. They are so smart and always take time to do things right. They dot their I’s and cross their T’s, you know what I mean?.
I stumbled on this excellently reasoned and well substantiated piece on the perils of bad spelling on the BBC site today. If you think it’s not a big deal any more in this age of rampant typos facilitated by the dumbing-down of social media, you are dead wrong.
As an editor I get darn tired of correcting spelling mistakes and lecturing writers about the importance of correct spelling, but, hey, it comes with the territory. Now I can at least save my breath, if not my red ink, by referring morphological derelicts to this masterpiece (link above) on the horrendous toll bad spelling can take on a life.
As in covfefe. Saaaad.