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I Agonize Over Words and Phrasings

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    If someone says something to me, that is important, and it includes a word that I don't know the exact meaning of I have to look it up in the dictionary. The latest words I have looked up have been 'delighted' and 'astonished.' I had to know just how well people think of me.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2008

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    i agonize more over grammar than anything. and i hate when people spell very common words wrong or use the wrong form of it...guess thats why im studying to be an english teacher
    lawana lawana 16-18, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    Did I Say That Right?

    I spend so much time after I've said something wondering how I could have said it better. Whether I should've said it more eloquently or more compact or... whatever. I wonder why certain things are said certain ways. I wonder why certain phrases and words just sound so weird...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 3 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Words and Their Things and Stuff...

    Yeah. In one of my favorite scenes from Hamlet, he is reading a book; somebody walks in and asks him- what do you read? And Hamlet looks the book over, flips the pages, and says. Words. Words! Words!! Makes me laugh. What doesn't make me laugh is how i excruciatingly...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    Not So Much Agony

    Yeah! Love words. I learned to drag them around as a child; I’d line them up one behind the other, building phrases like blocks until they expressed just exactly what I was feeling. I didn’t use them aloud for a while because people would laugh at my...
    Katija Katija 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2007

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    'Tis Rather a Curse.

    In fact, I have found that a substantial amount of my musings in my journals are on this very subject. I've been known to take five minutes, trying to figure out how to write one pathetic sentence. I will write something, and then reword it seven times because it "doesn't...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    I'll Never Let You Go As darkness comes here once again To steal away the light We gather once again for tales You just may die from fright Now settle in and gather round Take...
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    I believe the eyes language is more powerful than words could ever be.. Have you ever felt shaken by someone solely by the look of their eyes? Felt a connection even though you...
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    Their Actions Speak So Loudly, I Can't Hear A Word They Say!! Doesn't ever amount to anything those meaningless words repeated over and over, because their needle is continually...
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    Words ARE powerful. They have the power to build someone up, or completely break someone down. I admire eloquent people because they can perfectly express their emotions. They know...
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    I hate the words "I'm sorry" I feel like that's all you ever get with people. They treat you like crap and instead of fixing the problems they constantly create, they just give...
    PhotographyJournalingLife PhotographyJournalingLife 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I remember a late night flight I was on several years ago. It was for a university trip, and I had spent the daytime hours of the trip surrounded by fellow students. However, as...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M Jul 11

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    As of late, all I do is think. Mostly about Nathan, and its never bad. I just think and try to understand what I feel when I think about him and why I even think about him. Im...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Some things happened to me. Yes, it's plural. These things were absolutely terrible, but I shall not write a book by explaining them. You reflect and start to overthink. That sense...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm still here. I'm most likely irrevocably broken but I'm still here. They say that after the storm you can see so much more clearer. And you can. After the rain and the...
    kelaaax3 kelaaax3 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I've done it a few times... Now it's deep.. I look and I see exactly how I feel.. What words can't express my blood can.. I look at it.. Trying to catch all the streams...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Harsh words can hurt. Makes me nuts to know that people "choose" to use harsh words knowing they can do damage more than they realize.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Jun 28

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    I used to feel sad when he would use harsh words with me. Now I am numb to his words and they don't have the power to sting. He has hardened my heart. I miss the sting because at...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I've been alone a lot, so I've learned to keep myself entertained. Most of the time I'm alone with my inner dialogue weaving intricate sentences, creating elaborate stories, or...
    HopelessDreamer7 HopelessDreamer7 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    This is detected to someone i love This is gospel for the fallen ones Locked away in permanent slumber Assembling their philosophies From pieces of broken memories Oh, this...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Jul 11

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    Sexual attraction is often bi, homo, hetero, pan (a kind of bi), or in some cases asexual but why not words for people that are to the homo side of bi or the hetero side of bi...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    “Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 16-17, F Jul 13

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    Basically how I felt about my best friend/now girlfriend involving her jerk ex boyfriend c: ~~~~~ You call me up, It's like a broken record Saying that your heart hurts That...
    Saudabell Saudabell 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I like to do it so I can improve my written vocabulary and I can easily recognize words that are literary or obsoletetechnical. I'm also trying to contextually gather all words...
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Words may speak but actions scream.
    mason4u mason4u 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I met this man when I was 14 I have loved him since the day we met, our meeting was completely accidental. I leave the cafeteria to meet with friends. I stand there laughing and...
    kayhendo3895 kayhendo3895 18-21, F Jun 24

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    It feels so good when he leaves kisses on your back, when he gently brings your fingers to his lips. The way he does that leaves you breathless. You don't want this moment to end...
    LaylaDubai LaylaDubai 18-21, F Jun 25

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    I honestly thank god or my step-mom. 7 years ago she became 16 and pregnant. I'm going through the same situation that she is (before pregnancy.) Her words were "I love my kids to...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I guess there's hundreds or even thousands of people that are baffled at the spelling of two words. Dilemma. > I always was taught Dilemna, pretty dang sure about it, too, was...
    AltruisticApathy AltruisticApathy 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I've been married 9 years, together 12. I was raised that a marriage is forever, but I now feel that there is nothing left to do but walk away. After forgiving sooooo much, I feel...
    downbutnotdefeated downbutnotdefeated 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 26

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    I've noticed I'm really bad when I'm tired. I get to where I just can't get the words out, and even worse is I can't usually remember what I needed to say in the first place. I...
    WAWM WAWM 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I think that silence is just as painful as harsh words. It allows the imagination to run wild wondering what have I done wrong. Unfortunately, I always come back to myself being at...
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Following a discussion with several colleagues at work about a lack of equipment, and possible solutions. My name was dragged up in a meeting, claiming I felt we didn't have enough...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    This exactly matches me. I've messed up few times with my manager :(.. I feel like stupid in the middle of the conversation.. I become dumb in search of right words (may be...
    Carwynjames Carwynjames 22-25, M Jun 29

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    What can make us go through our days in peace and contentment? This is what I've learnt over the past 7 years of life experience and observing myself and others. Replace anger...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Words come easier when I write them
    aliciamc aliciamc 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Why do Americans spell words so differently to the ACTUAL real word as it is in English?? I mean the word is FANTASISE not ...IZE.... it is COLOUR, not COLOR, it is NEIGHBOUR, not...
    spankwire spankwire 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 30

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    Yes! Words have to power to give Life or Death!
    76sailor 76sailor 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I know it's the same thing to say love ya or love you or ily but it doesn't mean the same to me... I just want to hear the words I love you.. that's it.. but it's too hard to ask...
    loveyanoone loveyanoone 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    What would your last words be? Mine would be, "remember me."
    100problems 100problems 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    This guy has so much wisdom about people and relationships. It's obvious he has experienced much and wants to help others by sharing what he has learned. He can be wicked sharp...
    Unabashedlysplendid Unabashedlysplendid 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    A true gentleman doesn’t backtrack on his words, but walks the talk. You rest assured that he only makes commitments that he intends to keep. It can be extremely annoying when a...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 8

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    The best part of beauty is the part that cannot be seen in a picture, but hidden down the pure heart.... Caused when a heart is true, there's no need for words you feel them even...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F Jul 9

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