Google blog recently published The ABCs of spelling in Google Search. Pandu Nayak writes that “1 out of 10 queries is misspelled.”
In this day and age, search engines are the great spelling equalizer. It’s not worth the time figuring out how something is spelled correctly. Nor is it worth the time to fix a typo. You type in what you think is close enough to accurate, hit enter, and assume the engine will properly interpret your meaning. We’ve been conditioned to it.