Quoted from MrExtrm:
Also, hate that people associate spelling with intelligence. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, and some words just don’t make sense in my head.
My good friend can barely spell or do basic math yet just retired from Ford where he was an engineer. He has a natural talent for diagnosing and repairing electrical and mechanical things that can't be taught in any classroom. It's funny, in today's world he wouldn't even get hired (though he did pick up as associates degree along the way just to shut people up, eventually lol).
I work with people of many nationalities - Spanish, Japanese, German, and almost daily I hear my co-workers slamming them about spelling or punctuation. Sometimes I turn to them and say "Hey, they speak 2 (or more) languages, how many do YOU speak?" Usually shuts them up.