According to Spiked (HT):
Ken Smith, a criminologist at Bucks New University, England, argues that we should chill out and accept the most common spelling mistakes as ‘variant spellings’.
‘University teachers should simply accept as variant spelling those words our students most commonly misspell’, he argued recently in the Times Higher Education Supplement.
Here’s the original piece, “Just spell it like it is.”
My peeves include “loose” instead of “lose.” How wrong.