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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    Fuckkk all you people

    and spell Check lol
    Kingdarkroom Kingdarkroom 26-30, M Nov 6, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm not a "grammar Nazi", I'm a poor speller even though writing is a large part of my job, and I mistype sometimes as I know most people do, but I do have my pet peeves. Missing...
    Sirprise Sirprise 51-55, M 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Are you a freak like me??
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Pretty much every night for me. I just stay up anywhere from 2 to 4 in the morning, and sleep in most days. I'll just have to be up eating, singing, but usually just alone with my...
    fairlydecentperson fairlydecentperson 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Seen as my body doesn't think I need sleep, even though I'm really tired, I think I'll kick some *** on my playstation... Could be a long night.
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Like the biggest turn off for me.
    Undecodable Undecodable 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why can people never use the correct "there", "too", "your", "where", and "it's"?
    TheSuperSandwizard TheSuperSandwizard 16-17 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm kinda okay with it, the only thing that REALLY ****** me off, is whenever a person I hate does it. A guy on Facebook shared a video of two guys eating a pepper, and he shared...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I applied for an art school near me a few years back and wasn't accepted. They claimed to be the best in the state. However, the reason I wasn't accepted wasn't because I was bad...
    KatarinaWu KatarinaWu 16-17, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    i do realize that i may not capitalize my letters all of the time and may not always have perfect spelling, but i can't take anyone seriously when you type like you've never spoken...
    vraag vraag 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It is absolutely shocking on this website! Even people who have English as a first language and are in their 30s can't seem to spell correctly on here! C'mon people!
    coldavenue coldavenue 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    A great song a favourite of mine :)
    mintybear2 mintybear2 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Message me πŸ˜‰ I'm bored and aloneπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
    Koreyt21 Koreyt21 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I know it's not my place, but whenever I visit someone with a messy house, I just want to clean everything up before we sit down and talk. I frequently grab a trash bag and...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm 21 years old and I have a actual reason why I can't sleep I have sleep apnea it's minor when I'm on my back and more medium when I'm on my side, it's odd and unsure why but...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 a week ago

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    I believe it helps get any opinions across in a non-offensive and objective manner. That is something that is slowly becoming more important as all of these political issues arise...
    heyashree heyashree 18-21, F a week ago

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    Those times when you have the opportunity to go to bed early but end up staying up until 1 or 2 am watching Netflix. Yup, Time well spent hahaha.
    haystack121 haystack121 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Call me a snob, or whatever, but I appreciate correct spelling and grammar. I know we all don't know how to spell things perfectly, even me sometimes, but I try my best to...
    rorylovesrainbows rorylovesrainbows 18-21, F Jun 24

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    Love sx chatting so h right now hit me up
    215rm215 215rm215 36-40, M Jun 23

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    i love to have everything tidy and in its proper place i get cross if people mess my house up
    candysissyfag candysissyfag 26-30, T 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Accepts and excepts, need I say any more?
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 21

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    Love phone sx talk so h right now
    215rm215 215rm215 36-40, M Jun 19

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    I'm so h want to FaceTime h gay bottom
    215rm215 215rm215 36-40, M Jun 19

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    English is not my first language. We'll start there. I do however have great respect for the language especially if I use it, like now. There will however be times when I slip up...
    JaneD22 JaneD22 26-30, F Jun 19

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    What about those who are trying to learn English do you hate their grammar too?? -.-
    slipknotisamazing slipknotisamazing 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I am a total grammar Nazi but I'm slowly realizing its not the most attractive quality. Trying to curb it. Very hard when you were raised by two people who do nothing but read.
    Ryuk501 Ryuk501 18-21, M Jun 18

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    Don't care if it's good or bad, as long as I am able to communicate with someone and they are able to communicate with me.
    Sineriel Sineriel 22-25, F Jun 17

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    Love sx chatting with black h girls
    215rm215 215rm215 36-40, M Jun 17

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    Love sex so much so h right now mmmm come on let's get it on
    215rm215 215rm215 36-40, M Jun 16

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    I'm feeling horny and freaky, any lady fancy a chat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    11 years or more of education and you can't at least get your grammar right? :-o
    Venosha Venosha 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 16

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    Call me a grammar Nazi but it is one of my pet peeves. I mean, grammar is essential throughout our entire lives and you can't take the time to figure the difference between their...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 16

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    I think it is respectful to simply speak English. Write in full sentences. Spell correctly. It gives me a very good impression of the person I am talking to. (This does not count...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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