Grant Sutton Posted 10 months ago Why do we bother with spelling? It took me slightly longer to read portions of the poorly spelled middle section. I think that rather than why do we bother with spelling maybe the question should be asked on when we should intentionally use this phenom to add tonal information. We can speed up or slow down the speed at which I read a document, and I am guessing others have similar reaction. People are also trying to guess the intelligence of the person writing. Misspelled words tend to denote unfamiliarity which often leads people to shrink the importance of what is being said. Conformity to gain acceptance is my best guess on why spelling is so important, but I approve of challenging this idea often.