How fucking hard is it?
We as Australians have grown up in an English speaking country and gone through 12 plus years of schooling, yet some people still manage "2 spel like dis all da tym".
Are people lazy or just plain stupid? Don't get me wrong, we all make mistakes every now and then and I am both happy to turn a blind eye to an obvious error and willing to admit that I make mistakes myself. But fuck me a simple review of Facebook statuses shows that spelling is completely thrown out the window but at least 80% of people.
I don't care one iota if Facebook and Twitter are just social networking tools. To me they are a direct representation of how you present yourself to the world. So if you want to be seen as a moron that has absolutely no grasp on your native tongue, go ahead. Personally, I don't mind taking an extra 4 seconds to be correct and concise to show that my knuckles aren't still dragging on the ground!
It's not just Facebook though. I've seen people at work send invoices to clients that a five year old would snigger at. Have some fucking professionalism! Proof reading may take 5 minutes out of your day but it could stop your business looking like a complete and utter joke!
Really, if you're old enough to use a computer, you should be able to spell. If you think abbreviating everything to the point that I need a translator is cool, you need a firm punch to the jaw. And if you're just lazy, do us all a favour and turn on spell check.
Now, don't even get me started on commas and full stops...