Can You Spot Bad Spelling?

Can You Spot Bad Spelling?

When is spelling, bad spelling? I read an Amazon Kindle review recently, which made a point of criticising a book for its bad spelling mistakes. The review was less than complimentary, and I immediately classified it as one written by one of the infamous one-star troll reviewers, who unfortunately still inhabit Kindle reviews. However, when I checked the preview read, I couldn’t find any spelling errors at all. But then the penny dropped. The book was written in British English and therefore used British spelling. It took me a little while, but I found a few more troll reviews that mentioned ‘awful or bad spelling’ or ‘riddled with bad spelling mistakes’,