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Apparently, 80 percent of Americans think their good spellers
These people might be just a little overconfident.
The idea that 80 percent of the Internet would survive the first round in a third-grade spelling bee has to rank among the most ludicrous fantasies ever concocted by humankind. We imagine that Harris Poll, which conducted the survey for Dictionary.com, would have drawn different conclusions if they had waded into the world of words as they’re actually spelled on Twitter. Behold, and weep.
and everytime u spell it rong ima correct you 😂😂
— Follow @NeeeNeee9 (@NeeeeNeeee9) August 17, 2015
Yeah thay definatly sounds like my choice huh? Stupid ass people always running there mouth.
— Andrea (@SnoowHoee) August 1, 2015
Never take anything for granite cause you won’t even realize it until it’s too late, so be kind and loving to your family and friends always
— Meghan Flaughh ⚽ (@megflaugh) August 17, 2015
THERES A COUPLE MAKING OUT BEHIND ME IN THE LIEBARY EW EW EWWWWEWW WHAT GHELL
— asil (@dearangelhs) May 1, 2015
All these pet of files are gonna burn in hell.
— maddieson. (@MaddieeClairee) August 20, 2015
HEY MOM COULD YOU NOT VACUME THE HOUSE AT MIDNIGHT WHILE TRYING TO SLEEP. THANKS
— Abby Sanches (@abby_sanches) August 20, 2015
My teacher is planning to buy us wine and make whoredurves for the end of the semester.
— kim (@KimiSmall) April 10, 2013
As for your high school friends on Facebook…it’s probably best not to look.
Photo via Susanne Nilsson/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'