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I Agonize Over Words and Phrasings

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    Most people believe they can get thru life with promises, lip service and dodging real commitments. I'm very serious about my words. My choices will follow so all can see that I'm...
    darlaseekspeace darlaseekspeace 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    The pulling within the heart, taking your mind to a magical place Words which are black and white, coming to life. Speaking to the depths of your soul, causing your being to be...
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    So this is now week 6 and 4 days tomorrow that we've had no contact with one another. 4 months since we've seen each other. I feel like I could just die. I miss him soooo much...
    ArizonaCheater ArizonaCheater 46-50 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Lyrics Yes I do, I believe That one day I will be, where I was Right there, right next to you And it's hard, the days just seem so dark The moon, and the stars, are nothing without...
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" is completely a lie. Words are very powerful things that could very much change someone's life...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    New Year's Day WalkA few have asked me to post the first story ot what is a trilogy as of now.  For one reason or another I have digressed doing so.  The third story "My...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 2 Responses Apr 4

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    People say stick and stones may break my bones but words are just that words. That's a lie. Words will scare and hurt more the sticks and stones. Words leave the worst type of...
    Phoenixxoxo Phoenixxoxo 13-15, F Apr 11

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    yeah...sometimes i hurt by harsh words easily. I know maybe i'm just overreacted what people think what i said.. or i'm more surrounded by what they said to me. Who knows what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Spending most of my life with people who feed and vomit harsh words like breathing, made me pathetically sensitive with words.. I promised myself I won't let a single soul like...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 16

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    Foul words Its quite ironic when i suffacte you with your own lungs, beatin me cant be done like shootin bullets with a blowgun,i dont need to fight, my foes panic in fear while...
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M Apr 22

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    And I'd give up forever to touch you 'Cause I know that you feel me somehow You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be And I don't wanna go home right now And all I can taste...
    tkski tkski 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    "She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create a powerful spell.~Dean...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Please do not tell to get over it. . . I grew up training myself to go into robot mood, because I had witnessed a violent childhood. I was never taught to release my feeling an...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I Will Write No More of Love---- A re-post, from a time in 2013 that I almost left here. But back then, there was such an outpouring of love and caring that I stayed. In a...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I am shy, I have always been, and that's why I have always expressed myself better using written words than spoken ones. Spoken words can be caresses, but arrows too. I see...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Recently and most enjoyably I went on a date with a rather short girl. She was small and full blooded Mexican her hands so tiny in mine when comparing. At first the date was as...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Idiot ... 6 Words: Busy counting money, he lost her. 10 Words: Threw away the precious jewel for a pile of pennies. 15 Words: The household items meant more to him than the...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 16

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    Words can be used to build people up or to hurt people. That gives them such power and our intention and character in shown in our words. Good to be careful with our words.
    Caprika Caprika 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Remember those walls I built?Well, baby they're tumbling downAnd they didn't even put up a fightThey didn't even make a soundI found a way to let you inBut, I never really had a...
    CristalBubbles CristalBubbles 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I once had someone who I believed to be the one for me. for a 1.5yr the most incredible, wonderful relationship grew. then one day, like a light turning off, it went cold. I knew...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 5

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    "Side" Travis Well I believe there's someone watching over you They're watching every single thing you say And when you die they'll set you down and take you through You'll...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 11

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    I know it's been said in many ways by many people but in my own words sometimes I feel like recovering from a difficult time is the feul we need to sustain our strength and...
    Shineonblueyes Shineonblueyes 46-50, F Apr 18

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    I cannot stress enough how true this is. Don't get me wrong, words can have a wonderful affect on people but actions stay a lot longer with someone vs unproven words.
    aLadywithoutaclue aLadywithoutaclue 22-25, F Apr 20

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    I went into a relationship 5 years ago thinking he was the one & I was going to do anything to make it work. Shortly after I moved in & begun to really love him his true self came...
    RachaelMarie23 RachaelMarie23 22-25, F 20 Responses Apr 23

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    ..in particular I love words with the suffix of "Ation". My favourite "ation-ated " things to do that I strive to get into my everyday life and vocabulary include: "Titillation...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses a week ago

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    When you speak out loud no matter who it is you are speaking to your body is listening. So next time you speak watch what you say and say the most goodness that you can. Do not let...
    AlejandroYme AlejandroYme 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    The words say it all. Lol;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16

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    About 5 yeara ago, I carved "love" in my upper arm once in a low drunken moment. Two years later I went over it again. I now have it tattooed. I like it.
    Kaiririri Kaiririri 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    get over yourself!!!!! !!! !!!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    "Kiss The Rain" Billie Myers Hello Can you hear me  Am I getting through to you  Hello  Is it late there  Is there laughter on the line  Are you sure you're there alone...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Apr 25

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    It's like you're screaming, and no one can hear You almost feel ashamed That someone could be that important That without them, you feel like nothing No one will ever understand...
    CristalBubbles CristalBubbles 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.-Steve...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    All this social media activism just irritates me. It's great that it brings awareness to the cause but , beyond the keyboard and the screen does anyone truly give a damn? Of course...
    ElectraX ElectraX 36-40, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I broke up with my boyfriend for being overly possessive, problem is I'm still kinda scared of what he'll do. He flipped his **** last time so bad, I feel like he's a ticking time...
    TeddyBundy TeddyBundy 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have to admit that I made a grievous error to many members of this, um, site for want of a better word. I frequently encouraged many people both direct and through my own...
    wtchswife wtchswife 61-65, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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