I have to admit (people keep interrupting my attempts to go to sleep, leave me alone damnit) that I'm an incredible snob. When people don't write or speak at least moderately well, I immediately think less of them. I don't mean to, but I do. I was reminded of this by a post I just read in a community I'm in; the person was probably perfectly nice, and was talking about something I do care about, but the way the person wrote in the post just made me assume "idiot".
Is that bad? I'm not even sure. It just bothers me. I can't stand when people abbreviate words pointlessly, like to(o) -> 2, or for -> 4, or misspell things intentionally to be cute or cool or trendy or whatever.
(Incidentally, if this post is guilty of sounding somewhat incoherent itself, I'm blaming it on the 4 hours of sleep a night I've been averaging recently, and the fact that I'm on the verge of passing out. Bleh.)