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I have a theory. (I've _always_ got a theory!) Our multimedia culture full of sound bytes encourages our brains to focus on the sound of things rather than their symbolic representation in text, hence "their" for "they're". Also, we just don't think about it when hurriedly typing, and don't take the time to check. See my archived post on the sleeper effect as well. Next up, the proliferation of text message spelling: Wat u tk bout at?
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