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I Am a Grammar and Spelling Freak

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    The following sentence: 'A rough-coated,

    dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.' Contains the nine different pronunciations of "ough" in the English Language.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I'm Not Purrfect Though

    I don't expect anyone to follow my lead, let's just be really clear about that. But when it comes to my writings I can't stand to have things looking sloppy because I write so much and have written some books and been through the wringer with editors and stuff so I have it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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    People please take a moment to read this.

    Okay, so I can stand the usual "how r u doin" type stuff, but there's a line between fast-texting/messaging and horrid grammar/spelling. I don't know how many times I've gotten a message (on here, via text message, twitter, etc.), and it looks like a 4 year old tried to text...
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Sure, I may misspell some words,

    or incorrectly capitalize others. But what really grinds my gears is when one can't spell a simple word such as "what" or "cool", and when one uses words in past tense instead of present tense or vice versa. Besides that, I love teaching people spelling words they haven't heard...
    RobTheBro RobTheBro 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I have been obsessed with spelling

    and grammar since age eleven. I'm not perfect at it, but I'm better that most other thirteen year olds! The only downside is the fact that I get super pissed when I see grammar mistakes on anything. ANYTHING!! Even if it's just writing on a bathroom wall.
    VegetarianVampire VegetarianVampire 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2014

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    The Importance Of Language

    I have a multitude of nicknames among friends and acquaintances earned for various reasons.  One of them was given to me in jest because of my habits of texting in complete, grammatically correct sentences and automatically correcting mistakes in the speech and writings of...
    WildMagic WildMagic 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    I appreciate people who can spell n dnt talk

    lyk dis. I can't stand it. Language is an art and people are killing it because they're too lazy or don't have the proper knowledge. I've said it before and I'll say it again: intelligence is attractive. So don't try to come up to me acting all "gangstah" and shiz by greeting me...
    JohGrace JohGrace 22-25, F 2 Responses May 4, 2014

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    Fuckkk all you people

    and spell Check lol
    Kingdarkroom Kingdarkroom 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    I value good spelling and pronounciation and don't like reading work with incorrect grammar and spelling mistakes but in my case, I'm on my iPod and my spell checkers changes my...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Because look at this study - women will always be better than men at it due to the structure of their brains. Research found that men tend to use one side of their brain...
    CautiousCoitus CautiousCoitus 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 11

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    Don't get me wrong..... I'm very good at spelling and decent at grammar. I do notice when there are mistakes. BUT... I'm not going to judge anyone on it. Nobody is perfect and...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    So this guy came to visit my mom yesterday. I brought him drinks and as i was leaving, he spoke to me. Now, understand that English is my third language and that of everyone else...
    Dyliar Dyliar 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Bad spelling is irritating. It shows a lack of education and an immaturity. Most people to any writing or correspondence on a computer and most have spell checks. Use it! Bad...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can deal with others bad spelling, what get me is my horrible spelling. I have a decent vocabulary but I find myself limited to what spellcheck can understand. I'm so thankful...
    Sandstorm32 Sandstorm32 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I met an Asian woman on omegle yesterday. Surprisingly she had great grammar compared to hundreds of other people I've met online from many different countries. We had a nice talk...
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I have a degree in English composition and linguistics. I think when writing one should use proper grammar. But, when speaking one should use the colloquial of the audience.
    mickeymic mickeymic 46-50, M Jan 10

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    I was recently editing a Wiki article, and another user corrected a sentence I typed. The editor made some mistakes of his own, but I'm not sure whether or not I was wrong in the...
    DoctorOBlivion DoctorOBlivion 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 17

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    I love using proper grammar, but I also think that writing in terms of slang isn't so bad sometimes.
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Nazi? I am Grammar Hitler.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm more annoyed with lazy spelling. I have a small fit when I read texts with 'ur' instead of 'your'. Seriously?! It's 2 more letters.
    Pseudomodo Pseudomodo 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    People who know me do not understand my level of "Freakiness" I'd prefer the word Desires, but for now we can go with Freak. Others see me as a strong girl who enjoys school...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Ahh there's a bit of a freak in all of us. I say embrace the freak within you.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Got bullied when I was young for it. Got weird looks at high school for it, for not playing the part of a copy cat. I always struggled at school. I've had a lot of hard times. No...
    THISarcane THISarcane 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I am a freak. I am Wiccan. I love magic and powers. I have powers. Everyone's not normal. Message me if u have powers. Nothing sexual! I'm serious.
    Relyk1234 Relyk1234 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    My music teacher left last year and we got a replacement and then a probation teacher and they both have to leave so the old teacher can come back and im freaking out about how bad...
    oneofthoseweirdos oneofthoseweirdos 13-15, F Jan 10

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    a guy told me I was a freak then i flipped him off and told him to go **** himself with the cactus, then I realized what he was talking about :/
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    just be a lady for the world and a nasty little hoe for that one dude who deserves it. loyal guys deserve freaky girlfriends.
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 29 Responses Jan 19

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    Someone just ran past my window really closely from the part of our front garden that is against the fence towards the driveway. I freaked out, called mum and turned the radio on...
    InfiniteTearDrops InfiniteTearDrops 13-15, F Jan 20

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    So everyday as humans I guess we learn more about ourselves and even though I already knew this it did not fully hit me until today and that was with help from some friends... I...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F Jan 21

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    I cannot stand Mis-spelled words in texts or abbreviations for simple words. Are we that lazy as a society that we cannot muster the strength to spell "you" or "okay"? And your...
    kooskia14 kooskia14 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    I hate when I go to spell something ( something will most likely be spelled wrong in here ) and my spell check doesn't work so I have to text the person back and spell it right...
    braydenlovesmusic braydenlovesmusic 13-15, M Jan 12

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    Since i was young i could not say well the words, or even speack, ppl only stared to undesthand me in my 7 or 8 years old. Of course i went in those place to help me speack but it...
    Nicas123 Nicas123 16-17, F Jan 13

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    I'm have both an English class and a creative writing class.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    The best comment get's a pic. ;)
    datbooty17 datbooty17 22-25, F 19 Responses Jan 3

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I once dated a guy who actually said purty instead of pretty. And he wasn't joking. And gots. Gots, which replaced both has and have. I was young and shallow though and he had the...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Intelligence is very attractive. If you can capture my mind, I'm yours.
    namedashley namedashley 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    one reason im crazily in love with him is because of this. soo hooooot lol
    grace00001 grace00001 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Nothing is as seductive as a good vocabulary.
    sayton666 sayton666 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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    Someone blocked Mr and deleted a complete thread because they weren't mature enough to accept someone else's opinion. I don't mind the fact you disagree. You don't have the right...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    "You had me at the proper use of 'you're'." :p
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I hate when people spell things wrong, even if it's an abbreviation, some people don't even spell the abbreviations right
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I *kind* of agree with this, but I am pretty upset about it anyway.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Dieing is dying, typeing is Typing. *You're *your own worst enemy. This phone has auto correct which makes dying and typing very hard to do. :p
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I have had it. Three different TV series have decided that English no longer needs a subjective and objective pronoun. First it was Psych, but they got theirs: it's finished. Later...
    jonquil323 jonquil323 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 21
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