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I Agonize Over Words and Phrasings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    '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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    I have several learning disabilities,

    One that effects my ability to spell and sound words out, and another where I have an issue with getting the word I want down. I can spell a word so wrong even spell check can not help.
    RisingPhoenix54 RisingPhoenix54 56-60 Jan 24

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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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    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...
    Bluewry Bluewry 18-21, M Jan 17

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    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

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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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    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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    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 feel that I still have a good 10 years in which I could turn things around for myself but it will probably go by very fast And if I continue to do what I do each day in 10 years...
    colorbuff colorbuff 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    I dislike someone who promise me to do a favor but never work on it. Words become nothing without action. I would be disappointed if I could not made my promise. But sometimes...
    Selftrue Selftrue 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Okay so ... I'm only 20, I believe I overthink waayyyyy too much for me to be so young. I was recently presented with the opportunity to take a vacation out of the country but I...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration- Joyriding I'm not sure what they said But if it's true I'll bet It's just one more thing I'll regret I hate my weaknesses They made me who I am...
    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    † Benefits of Fasting - Everyone carries demons around with them. For some of the demons, they can only be driven away by fasting, prayer is not enough. And, we are not aware...
    ForLove ForLove 46-50, M 21 hrs ago

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    Most of the people that know me know that if I am using curse words ( let your mind wander ) that I am either upset, or something worse. When I do use curse words they have real...
    SuburbanSage SuburbanSage 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    There has been one "relationship" in my life that has been toxic. I met Nick online several years ago. He said all the right things, wanted to spend time with me, claimed to...
    mica3021 mica3021 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading words, dwelling on...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    "The law of attraction says you will attract the things you think about. Positive thoughts attract positive things and negative thoughts attract negative things. Since you choose...
    ExquisiteMind ExquisiteMind 70+, F 6 days ago

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    Words are completely meaningless if a person does not mean them by showing it through their actions. Saying it is one thing, but actually meaning it, and proving that you mean it...
    RainEmbrace RainEmbrace 31-35, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    Life has a way of providing us with explanations of words of wisdom, hence cliche's as some might call them. I've come to realize that the word quality means so much. For example...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just like this group's name , words are like knife.The thing is I have hurt too many people with my words. My mom , friends who no longer exist and many more.. I have always been...
    charley00 charley00 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I'm not a big fan of the average social media experience. 90% of what's shared is reblogged memes, GIF's and videos or mundane pictures of day to day life. Even sharing quotes...
    Baddayoverdose Baddayoverdose 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I have always hung on to words. The words that were intended to lift me up...along with the words that sought after striking me down. I make it my mission either way to churn...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    You have always told me there are no words you have been able to find that make sense of what is inside you. But why should you ever become weary with that, my love? For words...
    Idolovemostofyourthoughts Idolovemostofyourthoughts 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    If I could put into words what a moment of love feels like I would say; It feels as though my heart is racing as it just shifted as I realized this is what I’ve been waiting for...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F Jan 27

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    When words fail then eternal meanings bud.
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 Jan 27

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    This group should be called "I will now post six words" cause then it would have 6 words in the title of the group...
    Sunflower2222 Sunflower2222 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Why shall I post six words? ;)
    rubietuesday rubietuesday 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    my six words are Jerod my brother I love you do't die. I know that is more then six but I had to add in the last part.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54 36-40, F Jan 26

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    Actions always Speaks louder than words
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    It is not easy coming up with enough words to write a fifteen word story.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Now, I will show you two capital points to have God with you, to assist you in just undertakings. The first: to have Him as your ally, you must have the upright souls of our...
    ForLove ForLove 46-50, M Jan 23

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    Especially at young ages. I try my best to refrain from using negative words & slang words. I've noticed it helps in a lot of situations. :-)
    tiger3cub8 tiger3cub8 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    Now and then I think of when we were together Like when you said you felt so happy you could die Told myself that you were right for me But felt so lonely in your company But that...
    rvz16 rvz16 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Stop abusing words. Cease being absurd. Absolutely abating are my ways of debating and concise is my belated refined consignation.
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 Jan 22

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    https://youtu.be/pMgBNUxJ-M8 such a beautiful song and I found a way to relate to it that makes it more intense. see what story you can find in the words
    OkamiLeilah OkamiLeilah 26-30, F Jan 22

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    Words stroke our imagination. We lust for certain words, and often we believe that even love is conveyed in 3 simple words. Our mind hungers for words that excite, stimulate and...
    runningsage runningsage 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    People tend to use magick words like "love" in vain, and use phrases like "I'm sorry" so frequently that they lose meaning. Words carry energy, and there is much power in the...
    PrometheusArcanus PrometheusArcanus 31-35, M Jan 22

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    I believe in this statement but it's hard to believe ppl will do the action that they say they will do. I always hear ppl say oh I'm gunna do this or don't worry I'm gunna change...
    marckengenie1 marckengenie1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    At times, and more often than not, though I have grown more eloquent in actually verbalizing, over the years. Today... Today I feel the strain of social contact, and the need for...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Jesus said: Well, I exhort you to watch that what happened in Eden may not happen to you: that the serpent of falsehood, of calumny, of sin may creep in and bite your hearts...
    ForLove ForLove 46-50, M Jan 19

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    Today, right after lunch in one of my classes we had a pizza party I completely forgot about! Even though I had just eaten and wasn't hungry at all, my nonexistent appetite didn't...
    PiggieCutie PiggieCutie 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 19

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