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I Am a Grammar and Spelling Freak

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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'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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    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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    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 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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    Fuckkk all you people

    and spell Check lol
    Kingdarkroom Kingdarkroom 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 6, 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 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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    "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 Mar 19

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    I dislike it when people don't get simple grammar or spellings right. Too many people don't know when to use apostrophes and get elementary spellings wrong. For the record: Don...
    ks145 ks145 22-25, M 1 Response May 1

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    I just get so enthralled with what I am writing that I misspell words, completely miss words and my grammar is sometimes a problem. I feel as I am getting older I am becoming more...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I just had a 10 minute conversation with a friend about grammar and punctuation. The differences between certain words, when and where to punctuate, and poor spelling. It was an...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Of all of the things that get on my nerves this is by far the worst. Specifically the use of there, their and they're. I hope that one day there will be a law to prevent the free...
    georgeorwell32 georgeorwell32 22-25, M a week ago

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    it really drives me crazy when people don't use punctuation or even capitalize the right words I can't handle too much of it and I refuse to save words without apostrophes to my...
    Chestyx Chestyx 31-35, F 13 Responses May 17

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    I wouldn't say I'm a full blown grammar nazi but the "women" vs. "woman" stuff annoys me so badly. You are not a strong "women" at all. You are a dumb "woman" for not knowing you...
    theatergirl theatergirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I'm strict with grammar. People continually repeat this error. 'Homophones' is what people muck up with. 'Your' instead of 'you're.' 'There' instead of 'they're' and worst of all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 2

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    I've met some people on here with grammar so horrible, I literally have to ask them if English is their native language before I start making a **** load of corrections. Sometimes...
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F 4 Responses May 6

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    Is it crazy if Im really demanding when it comes to grammar, despite the fact that english is not my native language?
    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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    The title to this experience irks me. I would change it to "I think correct grammar is appealing". That is my two cents on the subject, best wishes :D
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M May 20

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    The reasons why I'm a poor speller is because I have many disabilitys including dislexi an I also don't care that I do spell bad kiss my *** spelling nazis
    batman1a batman1a 31-35, M May 9

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    I hate it when I am texting someone and they suck at spelling and I don't know what thy are trying to say.
    SpaceGlitch SpaceGlitch 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    ... the freaks come out at night... the freaks come out at... THE FREAKS COME OUT!
    yourdaddyrick yourdaddyrick 36-40, M 1 Response May 11

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    That has been my situation. Rather than wallow in self-pity here, I supply a link to a blog post by a woman who suddenly realised after years of marriage that she was an abusive...
    consa consa 61-65, M May 19

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    I enjoy reading and thinking about things that freak me out, but sometimes I take it a bit too far. Today was one of those days. If you can easily be upset by things to do with the...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F May 20

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    Just one more freakin year for me then I'm GONE!!!!
    kikilicious16 kikilicious16 16-17, F Apr 29

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    I'm a huuuge freak. honestly not for everyone lol
    alex33009 alex33009 26-30, M 1 Response May 10

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    I love control freaks! :) you can control me anytime.. if your from Perth, Australia pm me!! ;p
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11

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    Love freaky girls let's sx vhat
    rmski rmski 46-50, M May 14

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    I'm 47 years old. I did accomplish a lot with my life but it all goes unrecognized by society and people in general. In fact when they hear about it they turn it in its head and...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses May 15

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    Very inspiring indeed.
    kimchiaddict kimchiaddict 36-40, M 11 hrs ago

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    Is it bad that sometimes it bugs me so much that I just don't bother replying to people?
    bigryand bigryand 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    Is it really that difficult to use letters instead of numbers to make words?
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    "No 1 undrstnds me!" Well, they might if you could spell.
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I believe the image above is self-explanatory.
    kimchiaddict kimchiaddict 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    Except for instances where I'm not paying attention and muck my sentences...unintentionally....
    Euyi Euyi 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I think you mean don't. :D
    ardw ardw 13-15, M 2 Responses May 3

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    some people are struggling using TO and TOO, but it's just simple english
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 5

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    There. Their. They're. Do you know the difference?
    deleted deleted 26-30 30 Responses May 7

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    Sometimes my I-pad does not operate correctly and misspelled words are created.
    gerold60 gerold60 56-60, M 1 Response May 7

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    If I hear one more person say "bae" or "or nah" I will lose it.
    DPenrose28 DPenrose28 18-21, M 40 Responses May 9

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    You got a bae or nah? lol.
    AllyLogan AllyLogan 18-21, F 3 Responses May 10

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