As a writer, I get very irritated when I am attempting to read something and every word is spelled phonetically. I am not an educated woman. I did graduate High School, but I did not attend college. What I have is a passion for the English language and love learning new words and phrases. I'm a sucker for colloquialisms as well. What bugs me is when people use the wrong tense or put a comma where a semicolon should go. I don't know... What I do know is that Spell Check is an amazing tool!! I am, without a doubt though, a self identified and admitted word snob. I am who I am and I make no apologies!