Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to lift the ban on the creation of grammar schools has triggered a nationwide debate, with many taking to social media to voice their concerns.

On 9 September, thousands joined the debate on Twitter – although it appeared that the majority of these people didn't know how to spell "grammar".

Instead, hashtag #grammerschools was being used by the majority of people during the discussion. The incorrectly spelled hashtag became so popular, that it quickly began trending across the United Kingdom.

Since then, many have been quick to point out the irony behind those passionately voicing their concerns about grammar schools, without knowing how to spell the word.

The hashtag soon became flooded by those stating that this is why the country needs more grammar schools.

Under the new plans to bring back grammar schools, all schools would be given the right to apply to select students by ability. Prime Minister May has also suggested that expanding grammar schools will take quotas of poorer students or help run other schools.

However, the Labour Party has hit back at the proposal, noting that it will "enrich inequality" in the UK. Under the grammar school system, students who pass their exam are able to proceed to the local grammar, while those who don't go to the local "secondary modern school".

England currently has 163 grammar schools. The "comprehensive system" is more popular, where students of all abilities and aptitudes, are taught together. Scotland and Wales have no state grammar schools.