According to a Travelodge survey, 20% of people wanting to book a room, misspell their chosen destination. Now, I’ve done this myself, the problem is the survey doesn’t make clear how many of these misspellings are, in fact, typos.
Still, there’s no excuse for data from the follow up survey: Heatherow, Gatwhick, Tourkey and Britan are noted.
A part of me still likes that these articles crop up. People comment. They despair at the apathy that our culture seems to have for language. In short, some people still care.
Then sometimes I just think: what idiots.