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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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    Fuckkk all you people

    and spell Check lol
    Kingdarkroom Kingdarkroom 26-30, M 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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    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'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 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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    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
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Mar 19

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    Related Experiences

    My grammar is not always perfect but I can't stay "watsup" or "how doing"? If you want to write, please make an effort. :D
    kittycoolio kittycoolio 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I like to act like a monster when I **********. Act as freaky and crazy as possible
    ferretthefred ferretthefred 18-21, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    It drives me crazy. I'm terrible at typing on my phone myself, but at least I try. It's not fair, I realize to judge other people's communication skills, but I'm sorry, sometimes...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dumbing down? How about smarten up? I'm getting really tired of being made to feel badly because I'm not illiterate. Yes, I'm smart. Reach higher. Achieve more. Do better...
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 21 Responses 3 days ago

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    i clean every 5 hours or so like clockwork i don't know how to stop :(
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 14 Responses 4 days ago

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    Something that always grabs my head and shakes violently is people's use of the word "an", specifically when it precedes a word starting with an "H". The difference between using...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I put an extraneous apostrophe in a pm the other day, and I almost sent another one mentioning that it was an accident, but then I figured that would probably be even worse...
    ktomp12111 ktomp12111 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I've been told by several women that I shoot a huge load, and with force behind it. Some have even asked how do I cuum so much...I guess I'm just a freak
    Josh1978 Josh1978 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm not a grammar Nazi; I just feel that it's inconsiderate to make your reader work hard to understand you just because you're too lazy to write well. 
    firmhand1964 firmhand1964 46-50, M Aug 24

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    I feel like I'm home with this group! Lol. My personal peeves: "I seen you" and "Did you sleep (or eat) good?" Omg every time I hear those...
    Merrmaid Merrmaid 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    I dont mind it too much as long as it is excessive. Myself, I am on a smart phone and I need three years old fingers to hit all the right buttons....LOL
    needtobloved needtobloved 41-45, M Aug 23

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    Proper use of the language represents a proper way of thinking, I believe it is priceless; however, if you try to use the language flawlessly you'll have to check it twice. The...
    TheForgottenBloke TheForgottenBloke 18-21, M Aug 22

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    I've decided I'm going to use British English Grammar. I don't believe the US had any legitimate reason to create separate rules, and I find the British rules to make more sense...
    33person 33person 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    everything has its own place..daily...even hourly I tend to clean because I feel that a clean and organized home reflects your outter life...if your dirty and unorganized...then it...
    yummy5541 yummy5541 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    They **** me off seriously if you can understand what i write then thats all that matters right? Just because i use the wrong version of there doesn't mean you can't understand...
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 20

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    Have you ever misspelled a word so badly that even Microsoft Word couldn't even figure out what you're saying? You got millions of dollars worth of technology just sitting there...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M Aug 20

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    Like Im trying to read your experience bit it doesnt look like you can spell wow
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 19

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    These dreams and flash backs hurt, all the pain ive suffered these past couple years is just so damaging, i think my sister will walk through the door and hug me tight but then i...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F Aug 19

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    I'm really not, but I hate living in a mess. You can come over :D
    C00LDaddy C00LDaddy 41-45, M Aug 19

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    *A bit* is not enough. I'm just saying, when I get married he's getting all the freak in me and then some. lol
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    The fewer grammatical errors I can find in a conversation with a potential love match, the more attractive I seem to find them. Of course I do not mind the occasional lol or a...
    Erizabesu Erizabesu 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    what may I ask classifys you as a freak
    jesusindastreetsatinindasheets jesusindastreetsatinindasheets 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    any freaks out there that are willing to come out and talk about our Experience O.o
    brighteyes67 brighteyes67 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Here are a couple tips I'd like to share with hopes of making the world more grammatically correct place. 1. Who vs whom. If the answer is he or she, the question is, "who." If...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 17

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    Uh, ..isn't the term itself an example of the hated act which is known as "text speak?" Actually, I don't hate it so much when it's used where there are limited means, for example...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I never saw the point of typing like a complete idiot online. It bugs me that some people just don't care.
    WanderingZK WanderingZK 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I am more upset by grammatical errors in insults than I am with the insult itself, but it gives me complete satisfaction when my correcting of them angers them.
    Erizabesu Erizabesu 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I'm bisexual. Only a few people know it but I want to share. I know I'm not the only freaky bisexual in the world.
    cookiemonster1977 cookiemonster1977 36-40, M Aug 15

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    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA I don't why I laughed but I did
    apathy090 apathy090 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    i am no expert, believe me, but i do appreciate it when i get a full sentence with words spoken in original english and not text language and not leaving words out.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F Aug 15