So, I freely admit this might be elitist of me, but it really burns my hide when people are posting online and misspell something, then put (sp) after it.
By doing that, the poster signals to anyone who reads it that he knows he spelled the word wrong, but he hasn’t got the inclination to look up the spelling.
While he’s posting on the internet.
Which has no end of electronic, easily-accessible dictionaries, wikis, and fan pages.
You’re accessing the single biggest collection of knowledge our race has ever created–and you can’t be bothered to look up how to spell the word? Seriously?
If I’m missing something, feel free to let me know.