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I Am a Grammar and Spelling Freak

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    What's so weird about me is

    that I'm way too formal in writing; even over text. Sure, I'll use the occasional "lol", but that's pretty much the only acronym that I use, because saying "Hahaha" doesn't look right to me. It makes it seem like I'm being sarcastic. That's actually what I use it for, though...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M Apr 13

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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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    "A kiss can be a comma,

    a question mark or an exclamation point. That is a basic spelling that every woman ought to know." -Mistinguette
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Mar 19

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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.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 7, 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 1 Response Jun 16, 2014

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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 Nov 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I value my own correct spelling and grammar. I'm not a grammar Nazi. If I can read what they write, that works for me. I'm not here to condone or judge. So their, there, and they...
    akajum2 akajum2 51-55, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I just can't do it. When I read someone's story or question and they are using the wrong verbs and just simply murdering the English language I have to skip over it. If I don't I...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I'm happily offering free grammar lessons! Message me for details! 💕💕💕
    La0201 La0201 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    i am da freak freak geek meet freak meak so get dat freak? hehehe me get freaky wit your soul ;)
    justDlight justDlight 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Lmao I feel like I come off as a jerk sometimes but I can't help it. People are still mixing up their, they're, and there. I saw someone correct one person and they were STILL...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't judge people based on race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation. I judge people based on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    If there is one big turn-off when talking on here, it's text speak. If you want to talk to me at least use proper grammar. :Px
    ThatGirlSara2 ThatGirlSara2 18-21, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate that some people don't use proper grammar, it drives me crazy like don't leave words out of your sentences and learn how to spell. This is stuff you should have learned when...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My English and... Vietnamese grammar isn't the best and I feel like it just ruins everything when I try to explain stuff... :(
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    doez my sentince bohter u!
    agentrcr agentrcr 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    One of my friends always uses "than" instead of "then" and vice versa. It is so annoying.
    TheEverythingFanX TheEverythingFanX 16-17, F Jul 23

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    What I find funny and endearing is people's use, in a sentence, of "and I", or " and me". Someone might use in a sentence "and I" to describe two people doing things when you...
    rosebud397 rosebud397 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I hate it when people use the wrong "too", "two", or "to" and "where", "wear", and "were"
    MsOreo MsOreo 13-15, F Jul 22

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    yeah yo i hate win people b like - who, duh! its whom .
    sirBilbo sirBilbo 18-21, M Jul 22

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    I've been speaking and writing English since high school, and I write better than most people who've been speaking it they're whole lives. Seeing purposefully or careless bad...
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    It's hard to work as assistant copy editor for the college newspaper and not point out mistakes in writing.
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 5 Responses Jul 22

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    When people use "literally" wrong. ??
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I hate when people put "use to" instead of "used to"
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I was the girl who always corrected teachers when they spelled something wrong. Not because I'm trying to make anyone look bad: I was scared that the students would learn the wrong...
    GiiGi GiiGi 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Not the kind who just seems shy talking with someone. Who are abit quiet and such. But those who are asking me stuff in a specific soft way, and maybe are close to me physically...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 21

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    It shows a lot about a person and how it is written gives non verbal cues to their personality I feel.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I live with a control freak. It causes an extreme amount of stress on my health and I'm sure it has taken years off my life. How do you handle? From everything, meals, watching tv...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F Jul 19

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    I'm not perfect in English.One of the disadvantages being born outside an English speaking country. I do my best, I do. It's far from perfect. It's how it is. You can either ignore...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I value it but damn if I am constantly not proofing before I send.
    MrFoolery MrFoolery 41-45, M Jul 19

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    Me too even though I use it I don't like getting my replys abbreviated gr8 stff lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 18

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    I wondered if the teacher did this on purpose, or is just that stupid.
    kikilicious16 kikilicious16 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    My pet peeve is anyways...... It drives me crazy😖
    MissDago MissDago 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    i try my best to use the right form of words, but we all slip up sometimes. especially when youre arguing with someone, you simply shouldnt bring up their grammatical errors...
    gemmed gemmed 13-15, F Jul 16

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    My biggest pet peeve is hearing people say the word "hurted." Like holy ****! Are you 3? Hurted is a not a word!
    fernierox fernierox 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    We had just finished our dive and were gathered up in a circle ready to ascend and get out of the water when my dive master freezes. He takes his flashlight and pointing it outside...
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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