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I Agonize Over Words and Phrasings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 131 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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    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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    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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    Words of strangers can cut deeper then a knife, Negative feedback from those that are close can put a gash in your soul. The words that brake you are the ones you want to hear, but...
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    It's not always quite so easy to say the right thing at the right time - not for everyone. It is possible however to show what's on your mind through your actions. Over the years I...
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    I believe that people can do a lot of damage to other people with their words. If someone says a lot of mean and hateful things to me then those words can really hurt me if I take...
    brianna747 brianna747 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    From someone who spent lots of time with Jesus: Jesus is never sullen, not even when He is more disgusted with something that has happened, but is always majestically dignified...
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    words, words, words... to mashup the bard...and mangle a few good quotes... 'sound and fury signifying nothing' i want to write how i feel. and i do so.....endlessly. the never...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    When you're back in your old neighborhood The cigarettes taste so good But you're so misunderstood You're so misunderstood There's something there that you can't find Honest when...
    madelineD17 madelineD17 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I was on EP before, and my screen name was "wordsareforever." I used that screen name because I knew just how badly you could hurt someone with a single, unthinking or mean word...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    "Never Had A Dream Come True" S Club 7 Everybody's got something they had to leave behind One regret from yesterday that just seems to grow with time There's no use looking back...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Im 15 and I attend a high school. This is a real story about what happens when I feel alone or overwhelmed. When I was a kid, I realy liked watching those old classic movies. The...
    inmkie inmkie 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had a good talk with my wife about he infidelities. She told me about how she also feared losing me and losing her access to our children. I hadn't seen it all from her...
    VeryBear VeryBear 41-45, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    This isn't fun. There's hella people at my house. I haven't slept a wink. I feel ******. And words of encouragement?
    IvyEstelle IvyEstelle 18-21, F a week ago

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    Sometimes I just get so excited when I'm explaining something or telling my friends about some high school drama that occurred that I just fumble over my words. But when I'm...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I definitely do. The phrase "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" is CRAP! Most wounds heal but words stick with you, for a LONG time. Think about...
    Kittygirl17 Kittygirl17 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    “You can’t prepare for a sudden impact. You can’t brace yourself; it just hits you, out of nowhere, and suddenly, the life you knew before is over… Forever.
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F Aug 20

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    That's why I put "trigger warning" at the beginning of my posts that I think would be triggering. I'm actually going to stop doing that for the posts that have obvious trigger...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M Aug 19

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    Words of hope, words of tears, words of fear and words of being here... We read as if we hear, we write as if we talk.. We fear as all gone... Why people behave differently after a...
    riti2190 riti2190 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Say as you do and do as you say. Bottom line. Actions mean more then words sometimes. Granted words are nice but deserve action behind them.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Aug 17

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    some time few words said by the loved ones hurt alot because their wirds mean alot for us. last night words said by my love were so harsh for me. i felt broken again. he said if i...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Words on a screen may be just words which can be interpreted differently by many of us as there is nothing to support their true meaning, such as voice tones, gestures such as...
    Itsonlyapapermoon Itsonlyapapermoon 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Our Father, who art in Heaven, Holy is Thy Name, Let Thy kingdom come, let Thy Will be done over all the earth as it is in Heaven, through Love Give us this day,... and our daily...
    ForLove ForLove 46-50, M Aug 14

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    My last words would be: 'I win'
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Lyrics are words. The tune just helps set the mood
    MysteryGirl2012 MysteryGirl2012 26-30, F Aug 10

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    Words are very powerful.. Once you say it you can't take it back anymore..
    WeberFerguson WeberFerguson 26-30, F Aug 10

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    ATTENTION!!!! - 2 Years Ago This Was A Totally Different Website!!! I don't know if any of you others out there know this or feel the same sentiment - I joined this site...
    TravDog3291985 TravDog3291985 26-30, M Aug 10

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    ARGHHH thank **** that's over with!!!! Thx n goodnight pussycats:))))
    brokenupinsideforeva brokenupinsideforeva 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    My actions beneath skin, words beneath tongue.
    TenderTonic TenderTonic 26-30, F Aug 9

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    When the blue night is over my face on the dark side of the world in space When I'm all alone with the stars above you are the one I love <3
    shimiecarlos21 shimiecarlos21 18-21, F Aug 9

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    What a person says and their favorite words to use says a lot about them and I love it. What's your favorite word?
    lexisnicolew lexisnicolew 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    **** it ...... Yep, I like those words!!!!! Believe I will have a swig of that high dollar stuff this morning!!!!
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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    Lately I've been really noticing who my true friends are.. I'm not one of those people that says negative things about people behind their backs, even if they are complete jerks to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 9

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    Synchronicity is my favorite one lately. I feel very lucky to be able to comunicate with words... my heart's tool.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Aug 8

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    One day I read a poem, titled a noiseless patient spider, by Walt Whitman, ever since then I've grown a deep appreciation for words.
    Gage13Flores Gage13Flores 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    Actions work better than words speak!
    Hornesty Hornesty 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    "Angels Fall" Breaking Benjamin I try to face the fight within But it's over I'm ready for the riot to begin And surrender I walked the path that led me to the end Remember I'm...
    Dvex Dvex 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    There absolutely needs to be more in common and more to share than just kids in a marriage. I think when one person stops trying it doesn't make any sense to go on. I just hate...
    L7guy L7guy 36-40, M Aug 7

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