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I Agonize Over Words and Phrasings

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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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    Dictionary Definitions

    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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    Spelling

    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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    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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    '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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    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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    I don't know why but I love words and specifically antiquated words. There is something fanciful about using them. Shakespeare, Masterpiece Theatre and period pieces are a goldmine...
    waxingpoetic77 waxingpoetic77 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    When it comes to actually speaking, I stumble over my words and can barley make a decent, coherent sentence. I dislike the stares I get when I speak and the pressure gets so...
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    Words can make you or break you, funny how assimilated intonations can make you laugh, smile, even cry all on a whim. Coming from the right person it can drown out every thing...
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    Ever since the written word was invented, the spoken word has been an obsolete technology. Within the refuge of my own head, I carefully weave words together into tapestries rich...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Apr 2

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    I overthink every situation, and yes I get Jealous and I'm always scared I'm going to lose you. That's why when I ask you how you are I really mean it, and when I ask how your day...
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    I dont even have the words for this day, or the energy to take a good look at it: Feeling awful. Sex. Binging. Fear of weight gain. Medication breach. Oversleeping. Overexercising...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Mar 22

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    Yay 10 words! Fun fun LovliesChan XP Hector: o_O I think I'm better off not knowing plz ^_^' Me: Funny you should say that well I guess it's true what they say then 'Like mother...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Apr 7

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    Below will be my understanding of the word LOVE between a man and a women. Too often, the misconception of this word can be conflicting, deceived, mistrusted, thrown around and...
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    Yes I do, words no have no real power. People fool themselves into thinking other wise. Our actions are what we speak by, good or bad! Words are just words. Say one thing and then...
    Maurelle Maurelle 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If I like a song enough (which in most cases I do) I will listen to it until I know all the words by heart
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    Um, yeah.... "Somebody That I Used To Know" Now and then I think of when we were together Like when you said you felt so happy you could die Told myself that you were right for...
    SpiritQuest2014 SpiritQuest2014 46-50, F Apr 1

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    Have a dictionary app on my phone with words of the day an thousands of others to look through. It also has, I think, weekly articles that tell origins of words from time to time...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F Apr 3

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    Often we hide behind words... And your deeper instinct will feel and sense the truth. For it isn't what is said, it is all the little colors and nuances shimmering behind those...
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    She needs to think before she speaks! Calling and telling everyone that we can't post pictures of her kid on Facebook, and that we don't get to make decisions for him that we aren...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    Said all I want from you is to see you tomorrow And every tomorrow, maybe you’ll let me borrow your heart And is it too much to ask for every Sunday And while we're at it, throw...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    It’s amazing how words can do that, just shred your insides apart.
    alisxhaa alisxhaa 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 1 Response Mar 20

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    Actions are more visable? Or words are gone from the one ear to the other out of the brain,you listen or you don't? or you forget what you listen? Actions define you as a person...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I love certain words that I remember certain people pronouncing in a nice way, such as: Thunderstorm Tragedy Denoument ... The list goes on
    Mousetronaut Mousetronaut 16-17, F Mar 23

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    My three favorite words are: Love, Inspire, and Poetic.
    Ipromiseyou Ipromiseyou 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Lyrics in my appinion can say anything better then words.
    Ghrite Ghrite 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    apolloburnstar apolloburnstar 18-21, M Mar 26

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    I tend to judge people only after they act rather then based on just their words. This means I give them the benefit of the doubt, and leaves me vulnerable. But, it also helps me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 26

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    I love the lyrics! It makes me stronger as a person... http://youtu.be/o8pQLtHTPaI The Story -by Brandi Carlile All of these lines across my face Tell you the story of who I am...
    Optimistic34 Optimistic34 31-35, F Mar 26

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    I love you more and more each day. It's like I am finally living my dream. There are no words to describe what I feel when you hold me in your arms and kiss my forehead.. You are...
    rg93 rg93 18-21, F Mar 27

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    "Chasing Pirates" - Norah JonesIn your message you saidYou were goin' to bedBut I'm not done with the nightSo I stayed up to readBut your words in my headGot me mixed up so I...
    KLMKitten KLMKitten 31-35, F Mar 28

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    so we have this thing at my school where at the end of the year, after the spring play, the seniors and the rest of the cast all go down to the pit to sign their name/what plays...
    Bluebird83 Bluebird83 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I am a young mother. I have made many, many mistakes in my past, true. I was a wild teen who came from a broken home. Both of my parents were/are drug addicts. My father was in and...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Mar 31

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXe5Xj91J4Q Beautiful lyrics.... "I Don't Wanna Love Somebody Else"- A Great Big World Oh, I built a world around you Oh, you had me in a dream, I...
    Optimistic34 Optimistic34 31-35, F Apr 1

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