I just read in the news that some moron that teaches at some university (why him and not me? He isn't even a doctor, I've almost finished my PhD!) has suggested in the THE to accept some common spelling mistakes as variant spellings. Mr Ken Smith, you're an illiterate moron. I suggest you stick to criminology and leave writing, reading and spelling to those who understand that grunting to one another isn't a viable communicative option. You don't deserve to teach anything at all.