Wanna isn’t a word; it’s a verbal laziness, same as the non-word gonna. It started as only a spoken error, but now, it has made the all-too-familiar leap to a written one, at least on the Internet. Do you want to go to the movies becomes Do you wanna go to the movies. I don’t want to talk about it becomes I don’t wanna talk about it.
For many of us, articulating want to has become much more troublesome than just allowing wanna to roll off our tongues. While some might say that that’s fine, at least in casual conversation, I say what’s wrong with articulating our words no matter where we are or to whom we’re speaking? Why not strive to be the best that we can be in all situations? Besides, let’s be honest: How much trouble is it really?