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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It’s been said that the dharma teachings can be summarized in two words: let go. Letting go is the most courageous thing you can do.
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    I find it easier to just jot my words down than to actually express them out in an emotional manner out of my mouth. It just feels like when Im writing my feelings down they come...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I like to give comforting words. Assure people that everything is going to be okay. Tell them the world would not crumble from that one tiny mistake. Tell them it is a free world...
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    I believe that actions speak louder than words. I know this because in Year Seven I made a friend and we started speaking. He was a very strange and odd child of somewhat complex...
    MaraIsNotKawaii MaraIsNotKawaii 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do a great deal of writing. I journal, write my thoughts, write poetry - ways of getting my feelings out more than anything. I've always felt the gravity of words, the power...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Beautiful - Christina Aguilera [Spoken] Don't look at me Every day is so wonderful Then suddenly it's hard to breathe. Now and then I get insecure From all the pain, I'm so...
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    Hold-on here! I stand corrected! I am living and learning that this quote, these words are not always true!!!! I have met many souls that "act" as if this or that is true. The...
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    They say that when you often talk about someone who breaks your heart, when you still cry over the break-up, when you wallow in self-pity, disgust & can't move on to another...
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    I want to hear those words from someone who doesn't feel obligated to love me. I want to hear them from someone I can enthusiastically say "I love you too" to. I want to hear them...
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    Words hurt. I believe **** is just a strong a word as hate. I dont understand why i have to use the star sign for that word and not for a word a strong as hate. Think about words...
    Karmalama Karmalama 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sadness assaults me from every angle. buffeting me. tossing and turning me in it's angry waves so that i can't breathe. Help me. This is the whispered cry of the person Who...
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    Arrive at the tiny city of Longyearbyen right before 5pm and settle into your resort. This evening, be a part of host Steve Davey for a three course welcome dinner, in which you...
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    So much has been going on lately , I just started a new job and I go I school now so my schedule is pretty much full. It's so much new stress added on ... Then this. I went to...
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    I didn't do it because I was depressed or suicidal. I did it because I hated being sick. I didn't take illegal drugs. Just typical over-the-counter ones found in medicine cabinets...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Words do hurt and will last far more than you think! Especially when its from people you care and especially when they point out your insecurities in their words toward you!
    Brokenwing88 Brokenwing88 22-25, F Aug 22

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    Sometimes I have a hard time getting the words out of my head. I become flustered and stutter, and sometimes I just can't get them out at all... Like they're stuck. Words only flow...
    lovewhiteroses lovewhiteroses 18-21, F Aug 23

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    Actions have more value than sweet words. Don't say the words that you can't do, for you will just disappoint people close to you.
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    I barely ever cuss, I do, but I NEVER would even think about cussing in front of my parents, I feel like that's just disrespectful.. But yeah, they're just words...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Just like eyes are the windows to the soul, I believe that words are the keys that unlock the door to the soul. Words make us feel... Love... Hate... Without feeling, ones soul...
    RebelOfSouthernEvolution369 RebelOfSouthernEvolution369 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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