Hooray! A quotation about spelling that mirrors exactly my sentiments! Marylin Vos Savant (note the word 'savant' in her name) is an American writer and she is now officially in my Top Ten, even though I haven't heard of her.
(I won't mention bizarre American spelling here...)
Marylin Vos Savant is in a very small minority. So am I. Not so many people think correct spelling is important.
Take a read of THESE:
"Correct spelling, indeed, is one of the arts that are far more esteemed by school ma'ams than by practical men, neck-deep in the heat and agony of the world." - Henry Louis Mencken
"It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word." - President Andrew Jackson
Well, I'm sorry, but to me spelling is important. Poor spelling is unnecessary and sloppy. For certain, not everyone is good at spelling but now there are spellcheckers (as long as you avoid the Cupertino Effect - see below)
This weekend, I received a letter confirming my place on a seminar called 'SUCCESS: The Power of Context.' Here was the opening line: 'Welcome to you're seminar.' Aaaaaaargh! NOT a success. It reflects SO badly on the organisation...