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I Am a Grammar and Spelling Freak

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 7, 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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    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'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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    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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    Fuckkk all you people

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

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    It's not like I'm doing it on purpose. Sometimes, okay most of the time I just skim through the text and post it only to find out afterwards I'm in danger of being corrected by...
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    The Grammar Nazi Patrol catches me before I can fix the mistake. Damn you, GNP.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Feb 17

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    Yup. Idk why but I cannot stand it. I won't lie though, I don't have the best grammar either. BUT... Please check your grammar before clicking the send button to message me...
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    I honestly don't understand why some people put this as one of their experiences but have some of the worst grammar I've ever seen. It's the difference between knowing your...
    31Point5Million 31Point5Million 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    One of my biggest pet peeves is improper grammar. I know that nobody's perfect, but you can at least TRY to pay attention in English class. *You're not your. There's a difference...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 29 Responses a week ago

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    I understand sometimes when you type something quickly you miss spell words or have a whole paragraph that is one sentence. And I am not one to correct someone else on their...
    lezbihonest93 lezbihonest93 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I always type so fast when I get excited and make loads of spelling errors :/ It's not even funny...
    ChattingIsNiceToo ChattingIsNiceToo 22-25, F Feb 8

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    My interest in a person goes down a few notches because of spelling errors. Even on here, if I am interested in a topic someone posted, if I encounter a misspelled word, I just...
    VoiceInYourHead VoiceInYourHead 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Ahh there's a bit of a freak in all of us. I say embrace the freak within you.
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    I am a huge freak in a sexual way. I love all kinds of sex positions but doggy. That position sucks. That position is for mostly guys to enjoy not for the girl in my opinion. I am...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I going to punch some one in the face, that's how I feel..although my normal reaction is to take what should be taken out on others on myself, that's always how I've been..let's...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F 14 Responses Feb 4

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    I'm a freaky but kind guy (or dad). If you're not hurting anyone else wear what you want (or nothing), **** or JO as or who you want. Tattoos and piercings when appropriate.
    nydan61 nydan61 61-65, M Feb 8

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    A freaky woman is worth more than pearls!
    nydan61 nydan61 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    i heard freaks come out at night .
    LooseBluntWithaHole LooseBluntWithaHole 22-25, M a week ago

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    the right person can bring out your inner freak lol ....
    ericaswife11 ericaswife11 26-30, F 10 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Okay, maybe I'm not just a little of a freak, but a lot. I'm at stilt walker! No normal people do that! Plus, I juggle and use power risers often. I tried to convince myself to...
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I really like a girl at my school, but she mixes up "you're" and "your" all the time and it makes me cringe.
    thefuturedoctor3 thefuturedoctor3 16-17, M 35 mins ago

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    My friend keeps texting me and she yells me if I don't respond. She wouldn't stop texting me and trying to FaceTime while I was on my way home from a restaurant draining my phone's...
    RainbowPastel RainbowPastel 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Sew due me to , eye sea watt your saying
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Feb 9

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    I need to improve my English skills as native speaker do. What is the matter to focus on?
    Aui12 Aui12 18-21, M Feb 15

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    Self explainatary.
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    especially when the person making the mistake is a highly educated university professor type, or a professional journalist. I mean, I can deal with it from ordinary people, but...
    papajon papajon 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Yep. I can't stand it if someone uses the wrong tenses or misspells sometimes :)
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F Jan 28

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    MFBG MFBG 61-65, M 7 Responses Jan 28

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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 Jan 30

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    do you even grammer?? jw....... .-.
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 18-21, M Jan 31

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    I take for granite people's poor grammer. More pacifically, how there always thinking "for all intensive purposes" is supposably correct.
    thefuturedoctor1 thefuturedoctor1 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Why do people sound stupid when they say, "regretted" instead of "regret?" It sounds wrong. Yet, I believe the past tense of text is "texted" and many people will not use that...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    I wonder how many people believe 'of course' is one word. 'Every time' is also two words, which initially threw me because 'everywhere,' 'everyone,' and 'everything' are one word...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    I can't help myself, but I sometimes mispell words to make a point, like "I cri everitim" is sarcastically "I cry everytime" xD like if someone trolls me, it's to point out how...
    BlueRoseNeko BlueRoseNeko 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    What are you afraid of I know that you are Keep it in your sights now And don’t let it go far What are you afraid of Making it better Keep it by your side now Whatever the...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Friar Laurence suggests that Juliet take the potion because he
    kwasi1 kwasi1 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This seems quite subjective. What might be so to me may not be so to you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27

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    Happy Birthday to one of my very special friends here on EP! I'm so happy to have met you and you mean the world to me! I hope you have an amazing birthday! Xoxo
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    and not a shame of it lol. I feel yolo so have fun smooches.
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