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We have a problem in the US, and that problem is spelling.

Our over-reliance on the little, red squiggly lines below misspelled words has completely ruined our ability to think through proper spelling and word usage. And we wonder why the Scripps Spelling Bee is on TV. Apparently those few dozen kids are the only ones left in the country who can spell basic words like necessarytomorrow, and committee without spell check.

Add the inability to spell to social media and you get a recipe for disaster.

The most recent occurrence took place Saturday night on Twitter. The platform is notoriously bad for people misusing your and you’re or there and their or then and than. But surely the #1 movie in America this weekend wouldn’t fall victim to widespread misspelling.

But it did.

I saw this early Saturday evening from my friend Elizabeth Hyndman.

So, I did what anyone would do, I went to watch the train wreck for myself and found these gems.

And my favorite:

I wasn’t the only one who noticed this spelling crime, though. Some fought with snark:

Some with humor:

And others with frustration:

Do you ever see any common misspellings online? Did you see American Sniper this weekend? How was Bradley Cooper’s hair?

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