Every time I check Facebook my rage meter fills rapidly due to seeing so many popular posts created by people who are so illiterate that they can't spell "you," which, I understand, is a 'shortcut' but it doesn't end there. People use the incorrect homophones and sometimes go out of their way to spell something with more characters than the correct word they intend to use (example: ... went too the store). Is it really that difficult to spell three-letter words? Certain grammatical errors are understandable because I know there are a lot of specific rules that people don't bother to check. I appear as a complete ass for this: my immediate impression of that illiterate person is that he/she is stupid, an abomination, has zero worth as a human whose species spent thousands of years developing languages, etc... The thing is that I know better than that. I know that person probably isn't a retard. Why am I so offended by improper English? I'm not perfect and I look up anything of which I'm not sure. Even when I think I'm sure and someone corrects me, I thank them.
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It's okay to feel that way, I think a lot of people might think you're being a picky and maybe there's some truth to that, but I think it more has to do with you than it does with them. Take myself for example, I see the same things as you do and whenever I read those types of sentences I read them as they're written. "I'm going TOO the store" the way I read it as if if they're saying too much of something. I read it the way it's written even though I understand what the message is they're trying to convey. Also when someone says "As a women I..." those tend to bother me a lot because it seems like it's something so simple. As long as you're not being mean to people because of it then you're fine. I know plenty of people that feel the same as you and I. :D0