jprichva saidThe point is: it takes precisely as much energy to type a word incorrectly as correctly. It also takes precisely the same amount of energy to learn the correct spelling as to learn the incorrect spelling.
So why is the idea that people should spell and write correctly so blithely dismissed? I only rarely yield to the impulse to correct someone, and usually then because the mistake was either funny or really egregious (such as a university applicant who recently asked for 'incite' into the process---I was left wondering if he was really ready for university at all).
When I taught Army ROTC in college from 1983 to 1986, I dinged my Cadets for spelling & grammatical errors, for 2 reasons. One, because their future subordinates would ridicule them behind their backs, if, as Army Lieutenants, they couldn't spell & write correctly. Second, their careers would be harmed if their superiors saw this crap, representative of a poor education.
I still think those points hold today, even in the civilian world. Write & speak like a red-neck, and you will be judged as a red-neck. Write & speak well, and you will be better regarded, and have a better future ahead of you.