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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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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    Related Experiences

    I was cold, and unattached from the world. I did not want to love anyone. Then I met him. He made me feel a way I can not even describe. How do you articulate something so perfect...
    ThatsSuze ThatsSuze 22-25 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My American cousin, Kat, and I have always been close even though we live across the ocean from each other. We just seemed to hit it off the occasions we saw each other...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F Jul 16

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    I'll Never Let You Go As darkness comes here once again To steal away the light We gather once again for tales You just may die from fright Now settle in and gather round Take...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Words- they have the power to destroy. It amazes me how powerful words are. How they can make you feel and what they can make you do. My greatest pains and hurts come from words. I...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I believe the eyes language is more powerful than words could ever be.. Have you ever felt shaken by someone solely by the look of their eyes? Felt a connection even though you...
    layla911 layla911 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Their Actions Speak So Loudly, I Can't Hear A Word They Say!! Doesn't ever amount to anything those meaningless words repeated over and over, because their needle is continually...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Words ARE powerful. They have the power to build someone up, or completely break someone down. I admire eloquent people because they can perfectly express their emotions. They know...
    Ctina21 Ctina21 16-17, F Jul 6

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    I hate the words "I'm sorry" I feel like that's all you ever get with people. They treat you like crap and instead of fixing the problems they constantly create, they just give...
    PhotographyJournalingLife PhotographyJournalingLife 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    As of late, all I do is think. Mostly about Nathan, and its never bad. I just think and try to understand what I feel when I think about him and why I even think about him. Im...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F Jul 18

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    They really are! Even though they are just words they can hurt like a B! It's crazy how we don't even know how much words can Do! But words are also powerful in making a point...
    Kdespite5 Kdespite5 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Tonight I write the saddest words How I loved him, God I loved him Tonight I am without him, Tonight I do not read his words There is no electricity to light up my room That...
    Liberty21 Liberty21 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I would like to impart some pearls of wisdom, but the young don't listen the middle aged know it all, and the older ones just don't care..! So my final words will be " thank...
    faceily faceily 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    The long and hard battle was fought And lost. She retreats, wounded to the shower. All lights turn off. There's no one there. No one with her. She is alone, cowering over her...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I've always believed that actions are a better indicator of a person than their words. Words are easier to fabricate than actions (although both can be). Words are much more easily...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Poetry, stories, songs, anything. Words are beautiful; there are so many different words to express how you feel, to tell a story. Words are so powerful, I love writing and...
    pillowfeathers pillowfeathers 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    Once spoken, they cannot be taken back. I cannot forget the ugliest of things spoken to me and I cannot forget the most tender of things spoken to me. I cannot forget the words...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 46-50, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm still here. I'm most likely irrevocably broken but I'm still here. They say that after the storm you can see so much more clearer. And you can. After the rain and the...
    kelaaax3 kelaaax3 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I used to feel sad when he would use harsh words with me. Now I am numb to his words and they don't have the power to sting. He has hardened my heart. I miss the sting because at...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I've been alone a lot, so I've learned to keep myself entertained. Most of the time I'm alone with my inner dialogue weaving intricate sentences, creating elaborate stories, or...
    HopelessDreamer7 HopelessDreamer7 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    This is detected to someone i love This is gospel for the fallen ones Locked away in permanent slumber Assembling their philosophies From pieces of broken memories Oh, this...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Jul 11

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    Sexual attraction is often bi, homo, hetero, pan (a kind of bi), or in some cases asexual but why not words for people that are to the homo side of bi or the hetero side of bi...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    “Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Basically how I felt about my best friend/now girlfriend involving her jerk ex boyfriend c: ~~~~~ You call me up, It's like a broken record Saying that your heart hurts That...
    Saudabell Saudabell 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I like to do it so I can improve my written vocabulary and I can easily recognize words that are literary or obsoletetechnical. I'm also trying to contextually gather all words...
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I've made some pretty dumb decisions in my life, and I've probably said "I'm sorry." about a billion times in my lifetime. One thing I've learned in my life is that saying "I'm...
    makaylabrookey makaylabrookey 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This guy has so much wisdom about people and relationships. It's obvious he has experienced much and wants to help others by sharing what he has learned. He can be wicked sharp...
    Unabashedlysplendid Unabashedlysplendid 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    The best part of beauty is the part that cannot be seen in a picture, but hidden down the pure heart.... Caused when a heart is true, there's no need for words you feel them even...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I say I love the word of God, In the beginning God created the man on the sixth day and created, made of flesh and bone quoted 'and Adam said this is now bones of my bones and...
    simsym simsym 22-25 Jul 17

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    My therapist wants me to write down something good about myself everyday because I told her how my self esteem is low. She told me that I work very hard and I need to take more...
    Sb88 Sb88 26-30, F Jul 18

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    The first thing in gonna do when this is all over is pick up the phone and tell you I love you
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Yes! Words have to power to give Life or Death!
    76sailor 76sailor 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I know it's the same thing to say love ya or love you or ily but it doesn't mean the same to me... I just want to hear the words I love you.. that's it.. but it's too hard to ask...
    loveyanoone loveyanoone 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    What would your last words be? Mine would be, "remember me."
    100problems 100problems 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    A true gentleman doesn’t backtrack on his words, but walks the talk. You rest assured that he only makes commitments that he intends to keep. It can be extremely annoying when a...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 8

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    I am at a loss for words. I'm feeling like I am about to have more loss in my life. I have lost so much these past few months..really these past two and a half years have been hell...
    classynsassy34 classynsassy34 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Bright colors yet to be painted everywhere.. the beige-grey walls of my spinning, humming prison cell screaming out to me, beckoning my senses in seductive whispers and commanding...
    pretender1326 pretender1326 26-30, M Jul 11

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    'Radiate Purity' - a fellow EP member wrote me this in a message, the juxtaposition between those two words are just breathtaking . Love it !
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Number 1 You wanted me dead.......you got your wish........... (This last words is made due to my dad.....yes its true he wishes I were dead........) Number 2 I'll always...
    magolor magolor 18-21, M Jul 15

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    Why do words have to hurt so damn much? When are people gonna realize if they don't have anything nice to say, they should keep it to themselves?
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Where I work, on the third floor of la coupole, we have put this into action. We react to a woman's desire of being beautiful, of enhancing her looks to startle her confidantes and...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Trigger warning!!! I did words today for the first time. I wasn't really thinking while I did it. It just kind of happened. They hurt like hell but atleast now I'm marked by...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M Jul 17

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