I Agonize Over Words and Phrasings

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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

    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

    I feel my brain is slow to come up with the

    right word and way too describe things. I often just decide to stay quiet
    TheCroissant TheCroissant
    18-21, M
    Jan 18, 2016

    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


    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 25, 2007

    I spend more time writing my messages

    and experiences than the average person does, probably. I make sure everything sounds and flows how I want it to, usually. Also, in real life, I usually think out in detail what I'm going to say if I'm going to call someone or have some relatively important conversation / ask...
    SomeGuyNamedBlue SomeGuyNamedBlue
    18-21, M
    Jan 17, 2016

    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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