Have people always not cared about spelling and grammar?

Or is it just the internet that's making it so evident?
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    Try's instead of tries?
    My spell check won't even allow it!
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    Crouch instead of crotch?
    Verb/noun, people!
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    "Cuz I don't got non"
    I can't.
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    Prolly
    It's probably.
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    Maybe I notice because I'm a teacher. BUT IM A MUSIC TEACHER!!!! I don't even teach English!!! But it drives me crazy!!!!!
    Sorry. Rant over. These are just ones I've seen in the last hour. Feel free to add your own!
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    The ones that bother me are not as glaring: fewer vs. less, something in the same vein vs. something done in vain, bare your soul vs bear a weight. In an informal situation they don't bother me much, but if I read an article in a magazine or from a news source, I expect these words/phrases to be used correctly.
    Suggested by   @jennifergster
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    "Should've" turns into "Should of" when people text. That's not what it stands for. "Should have" is the correct way to spell it.
    Should've, Could've, Would've
    Suggested by   @Boogie
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    This is a subject upon which I cannot keep myself in check. I have TWO college friends who are LANGUAGE ARTS/READING TEACHERS who constantly/continually use bad grammar, punctuation, etc. It drived me absolutely insane.
    Suggested by   @ripnclebass
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    I am a grammar nazi I don't even know where to start😱😬
    Suggested by   @cvlop61
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    I know it's not "wrong" but when people say/write UTILIZE instead of USE. Makes me think you are just trying to sound dance when there is no need.
    Suggested by   @jccallist
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    DilapiTated (dilapidated) OrientATed (oriented) to name a couple..
    I had to play!😂😂
    Suggested by   @cvlop61
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    Also, supposeBLY. Wth?!
    Just, no.
    Suggested by   @cvlop61
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    Along with those: flustrated!!!
    Even my spell check is arguing with that one!!!! Come on, people!
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    Suggested by   @kate81
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    Their, there, they're...!
    Anyone with me on this🙋🏼👊🏼
    Suggested by   @NicoleO
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    Then and than!
    Why is it such a problem?
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    You're or your..?
    Think about it for a second.. you can do it! 🤦🏼‍♀️😂
    Suggested by   @NicoleO
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    And, your and you're @NicoleO Yes, with you!
    Suggested by   @cvlop61
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    "What is the HEIGTH of the shelf?" It's HEIGHT!
    I can see how this can be confusing because length, width, depth all end with TH but it can be done!
    Suggested by   @kate81
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    Affect and Effect
    Suggested by   @cvlop61