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I Agonize Over Words and Phrasings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 124 People

    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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    In other words, my brain is telling me that I'm 18, and my nephews are telling me that I'm old lol.
    digitaloverload digitaloverload 36-40, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    In chorus, I'll get into a mood and I'll carve the words in with a pencil. "Ugly" "*****" And then my friends yell at me and take my pencil away
    ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    "Little Toy Guns" In between the coats in the closet She held on to that heart-shaped locket Staring at a family, flawless But it ain't a pretty picture tonight Mom and daddy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    His words I just learned of struck me to the core and after reading them I was reminded of several others who are of similar style. I really should not. To open up the "pandoras...
    NotHooray NotHooray 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30

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    love the way you lie- Just gonna stand there and watch me burn But that's alright, because I like the way it hurts Just gonna stand there and hear me cry But that's alright...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    there is but one succession of commands left.  Six words, whispered.  Accompanied by my body heat, my touch, and my smell.  Six words that allow her to give over everything she...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Apr 26

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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 5 Responses Apr 30

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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 5 Responses May 3

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    It's true. We give words too much power. By uttering them, we give them life. We give them power to hurt, to ridicule, to discriminate, to degrade, and to kill. But I still love...
    thisissickest thisissickest 16-17, F May 8

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    Good evening everyone. So many stories of it tonight have been so touching. So many lives are being changed here. Thank you each and everyone for contributing. And the love in the...
    Miguel55 Miguel55 46-50, M May 13

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    Crazy For You Swaying room as the music starts Strangers making the most of the dark Two by two their bodies become one I see you through the smokey air Can't you feel the weight...
    DaOneandOnlyOne DaOneandOnlyOne 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    I was with my stepmom on Saturday and went to cross a road and I wasn't concentrating and stepped off the curb and a car stopped quickly and my stepmom grabbed me and shouted to me...
    leanne2015 leanne2015 13-15, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    When I'm upset, I don't need you to tell me to get over it. **** off. I will devour you whole.
    CyanideY CyanideY 70+, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    The Closer I Get to You The closer I get to you The more you make me see By giving me all you've got Your love has captured me Over and over again I try to tell myself that we...
    DaOneandOnlyOne DaOneandOnlyOne 18-21, F May 15

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    words are meaningless unless you can back up what you say. You can say you love someone all day long unless you show it those words are meaningless.so don't say something unless...
    KindridSoul KindridSoul 36-40, F 5 Responses May 13

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    So there, EP. If l want to make a story out how many words l use to write a story, l will. Thank you for reminding me of the more than three words to a post rule, which I'm...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 4 Responses May 14

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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 13 Responses Apr 26

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    So close no matter how far, Couldn't much more from the heart, Forever trust in who we are, Nothing Else Matters Never opened myself this way, Life is ours we live it our way, All...
    KozGame KozGame 16-17, M May 7

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    i began to write some words..to compose a verse in rhyme or prose verse sublime. but i cannot compose words to do justice to this person who has ensnared my heart. the greatest...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M May 9

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    It happens every time If it counts I'll lose my courage when I need it the most Then it comes crawling up after Begs me to ask her what I already know Singing "Oh, love get me out...
    ShadowofanAnglophile ShadowofanAnglophile 36-40, F May 10

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    words get stuck. too many thoughts at once. each trying to be darker and more hopeless than the last. the last sparks of hope and belief get swamped by their opposites. i need...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M May 11

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    Actions speak louder that words and your actions have been speaking more and longer than your words...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F May 12

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    Contemplation You are not what you do. You are not what you don’t do. You are not the job title. You are not a labeled societal sub group. You are not your personality; You...
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F May 13

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    And it's eating me alive. My father and I were a team, at least, that's what he always said. It was me and him against the world. All we had was each other, and that's all we...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F May 15

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    I had 3 words posted but Ep has erased them so I will but up 3 more words.
    snowcop snowcop 46-50, F 1 Response May 15

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    I have three words for you first short story: A person such as me lends a big money amount to friend that friend then uses it to declare bankrupsty when I was told it was used to...
    kayegela kayegela 31-35, F 4 Responses May 16

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    I have read this story over the net and it made me realize things. It's just so true that I can't stop myself from sharing this.. A man planted a rose and watered it faithfully...
    icecoldzt icecoldzt 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Among the more common issues associated with cheap hosting is the improved frequency of website downtime; in other words the quantity of time once your web site isn't accessible...
    saglimbenksh96 saglimbenksh96 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Words can say what you're feeling to a certain point, but lyrics have a deeper meaning. Lyrics are easier to connect to and they say what words can't.
    thinkingskullz thinkingskullz 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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 Apr 28

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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 Apr 30

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    Good afternoon everyone friends. This is more of a question. I have a girl who says she's me. But all day she's been begging me for money to pay for a class that she took that she...
    Miguel55 Miguel55 46-50, M 3 Responses May 2

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    People talk to me and say things I don't expect and I don't know how to respond then they seem to talk over the top and to start to get get really angry and excited. And I am told...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F May 6