I cannot emphasise this enough.

I often have people apologise to me for their spelling and grammar, or for mistakes in their text messages and emails (who has the time to proofread a text anyway?). 

Although it’s what I do for a living, I never deem it ok to correct a person’s grammar (unless hired to!) or to judge them for errors. 

Why? Because it’s ableist, it’s classist, it’s potentially racist, and it’s downright rude and naughty. It’s called linguistic prescriptivism. Don’t do it.

I also believe in creativity in language and linguistics, so let’s not be pedants and accept that language, and even punctuation, is fluid. If Merriam-Webster can accept the term ‘irregardless’ into its dictionaries, then we, too, should be more open-minded.