One of my many pet peeves is poor spelling. I wasn’t an English major, but I am a bit of a spelling (and grammar) Nazi. My computer spell checks, my phone spell checks, and we have constant access to dictionary websites. Why, then, do I constantly see people misspell the words “voluptuous” and “dominant”? The Internet is rife with the incorrect “volumptuous” and “dominate”. Dominate is a verb; it’s something you do. I see it often used in the context of “I’m his submissive and he’s my dominate”. That’s incorrect! He’s your dominant. That’s a noun (a person, place, or thing). Also, because you saw “volumptuous” on the Urban Dictionary website does not make it a real word! Are you one of those people that cites Wikipedia in your research papers, too? I don’t recognize anything as a word until it’s added to Merriam-Webster and/or the Oxford English Dictionary. See that red squiggly line underneath the word as you type? That means it’s misspelled; fix it! You’re telling the world that you somehow slipped through the cracks and graduated high school undeservedly or that you’re simply too lazy to right-click and correct the spelling error. Come on people, step up your game! How do you not know the difference between no, know, and now; there, they’re, and their; two, too, and to; cite, site, and sight; its and it’s; here and hear; or your and you’re?
Don’t even get me started on semicolons and the Oxford Comma!