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I Am a Grammar and Spelling Freak

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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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    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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    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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    "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
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F a week ago

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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'm not a native English speaker, so I understand if people from other countries write stories with spelling and grammar mistakes. But what I don't get is that some native...
    LodbrokRagnar LodbrokRagnar 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    My spelling and grammar are awful I'm aware I don't need others to tell me
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Posted this. Got a reply. But the poor biped proved my words. They need to correct others. But have so much grammar stored. That it keeps them from learning. And...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Bad grammar and spelling is one guaranteed way to make me not want to talk to you. If you want to have a conversation, at least make an effort to show it's worth your time.
    gingersammy gingersammy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I hate laziness, bad spelling and grammar is a by product of laziness. People write, text and email things and never take the two seconds to proofread before hitting the send...
    Kman4You Kman4You 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Choosed It was literally difficult to type the word because autocorrect kept fixing it. Folks.... grammar lesson: I choose to be an idiot. Yesterday, I chose to be an...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 18

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    If you're going to try and have a normal conversation with me, please at least try and use proper grammar:)
    b3ckaa b3ckaa 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Common grammar mistakes don't bother me too much, but when people write as if they didn't make it past fourth grade I cringe lol
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 16-17, F Mar 18

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    I was raised, taught to spell correctly, speak in a certain way and to use proper punctuation etc. but as you go through many trials and tribulations in life and need to cope with...
    urwright urwright 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I hate it when people with bad grammar say its because their country....!-_-!
    badhabitrabbit badhabitrabbit 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I dunno. Maybe this is bad, but it's something I can't help. I get annoyed when people spell some smaller words incorrectly or if they have excessive bad spelling. I don't know...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 3

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    I just got an email now at midnight on Tuesday that one of my professors have a letter that they need to hand deliver to me before Wednesday. Two things what the hell is the...
    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so freaky and h right now lets sx chat
    Dloveski Dloveski 36-40, M Mar 3

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    A "Freak Number" is a number that is given to show how what sexual acts that you do or want to do. You can give it to yourself or someone else can give it to you. One would be...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    I want to find a freak that i can be friends w benefits with then start an anonymous page to upload some pix/vids of what we do 😋
    ManOfSteel45 ManOfSteel45 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    They 'has' 2 experiences in common. The creator of EP is ******* retarded.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Mar 16

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    Of all the things to focus on. Those moronic bipeds pick that. Wow. How sad they must be to bother.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    UGGH If i dont get to talk to him today before i have to go to my appt im gonna die ;~; I MISS HIIM
    brynai brynai 13-15, F 1 hr 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 3 Responses Feb 27

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    I get upset when and irritated when I see supervisors misspell words. They should know and proofread what they write first. They told me they don't care as long people get the...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Feb 27

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    Hyphenated Non-hyphenated Ironic...
    Usualbeachgoer Usualbeachgoer 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    Okay, so I am not going to get it right everytime.  Sometimes my brain thinks faster than I type.  I spell using the Queen's English, and not the made up one the rest...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Word Crimes... I would be remiss if I didn't give credit where it is due. I saw this the other day on a post from bijouxbroussard and thought it was hilarious. So...thanks, bijoux...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    It dont prove caring. Nor healing. Nor decency.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Knock, knock. Who's there? To. To who? No, to whom.
    Usualbeachgoer Usualbeachgoer 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When somebody spells or says something wrong. Or doesn't capitalize and break off the sentences in the correct places. It is like my number one pet peeve.
    NobodyOfConcern NobodyOfConcern 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish some minors would learn how to spell .. I am talking about stupid, idiotic, chronically lazy mindless butchering of the English Language -- some people's kids are rude...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Omg! I swear some people are seriously illiterate! I'm TRYING to read your experiences, but I have no idea what they say. Sorry. :(
    milkysecret milkysecret 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 12

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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 Feb 27

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    Not in a good way. I'm scared because I seem to be developing the personality of a crazy person in a story I'm writing.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 3

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    **** it. This and the website for making us have at least 25 characters...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I truly can not understand people that cant control themselves! Hitting things and other people, what nut cases. I like to laugh at them while I calmly say, "Alrighty then" and...
    selfishbitc selfishbitc 51-55, F Mar 6

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    QuilltonDC QuilltonDC 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 7

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