Everyone makes the odd typos, I know and accept that. Everyone occasionally starts off saying one thing, changes their mind and ends up with a sentence that says half of one thing and half of another. Everyone makes the odd mistake. All these things I'm OK with. But I cannot help but judge people who consistently use poor grammar and who can't (or won't) spell simple words correctly. I know it's wrong to judge people, but doesn't everyone judge others on something? How they look; how they speak; the car they drivel the job they do; their lifestyle; their house; if they smoke or not...the list goes on... I have no problem with people who are perhaps not as picky about language as I am; I understand that I will regularly come across these people and that there are probably many things that I do, or do not do, that annoy them. But aren't I entitled to my opinion? Why is it that those of us - and I know I'm not the only one - who value good spelling and grammar, are ridiculed and called 'miserable' by those who don't care to use correct spelling, or punctuation, or grammar? If I was constantly picking on people's spelling on an everyday basis (outside of teaching bottom set year 9 of course!), then I'd understand. But I bite my tongue constantly and try my best not to say anything. However, I find it such a turn off, especially in men! My boyfriend thinks I'm insane and cannot understand how I think this is such a turn off. I keep telling him that he's lucky he can spell, because no teacher wants to feel like they are in a relationship with a kid from bottom set year 9, but he still thinks I'm mad. What do you think?