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I Am a Grammar and Spelling Freak

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

    Now I don't pretend to be an English teacher but it is so annoying when I am interested in someone's story but I cant FREAKING understanding what they are saying because of...
    2little2late 2little2late 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    im sorrie bt it is nt ok 2 speel lyk dis all d time. it makes u look uneducamomblated n it puts me off replying in conversations. lyk, if ur jus tweaking ur grammer a lil to add a...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 15 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    It drives me to distraction when people don't spell or use grammar correctly it doesn't take long to check your message before posting.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 17 hrs ago

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    I realize that commenting on this will probably make me appear to be a snob, but incorrect spelling and grammar irks me. I have one of those brains that sees the errors easily...
    ThatBrandonGuy ThatBrandonGuy 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have always been pretty good at spelling, and I know others may struggle with it, but c'mon people, make an effort. I play a few multiplayer phone games that involve lots of...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    It annoys me when people have nerve to attack someone for their grammar. They read a super long post and all they get from it is how the grammar is bad. Are you serious? There are...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 1 Response Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    Some folks seem to build themselves up by finding Fault with others spelling& grammer mistakes--For some--that seems to be more important than what people actually say! Not...
    jettys jettys 56-60 1 Response Aug 3

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    I'm a gamer, and I'll tell you now, I come across more people that can't speak proper English than I do people who can. This is speaking for people where it's their main language...
    Inadine Inadine 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Lol. Too right. World in crisis. And they only correct our spelling. Then possibly add propaganda tips. Like how to be them. Instead of fixing pains. They...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 7

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    Actually I hate it. When people add an extra z or an s to a word. Wtf how unnecessary. Please kids correct your spelling now! Idiocracy is already taking over nooooo
    aburns aburns 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I have become obsessed with pulling out spelling mistakes in everything I read. I mostly hate when I do it, because it was usually a small mistake, which irks me I even made it.
    lollilover lollilover 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I'm a spelling and a grammar nazi!!! Come on people learn to and put it into practice PLEASE!!!!!!
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Whenever I get messages on here that say, "hey how r u" or something similar, I have to ignore them. It can't be that hard to type, "Hey, how are you?" Spelling things out can...
    mandamooki mandamooki 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    It drives me crazy when people claim to be "grammar nazis" and use the words to, two, too, there, their, and they're wrong. I don't claim to be a grammar nazi. To be honest, I...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    That moment when you're reading through 'I Hate Bad Grammar' experiences and you immediately check for bad grammar. Unless badder grammar is purposefully done. Then that's just...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    There is one type of bad grammar I let slide for myself (and others, of course). I know the proper pronoun for any dog is "it", but I always refer to a dog as "him" or "her". I don...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I am not going to comment about the bad spellings used by other members.English is not even my mother tongue I like to right with my spellings when I post.That is all that that...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I value proper grammar and give am respect for those who chose to do it consistently. I admit that I am quite the slacker sometimes. Sometimes, I do not care what my grammar...
    jaylow13 jaylow13 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    This grammatically incorrect title is everything. It's "proper grammar" not "good grammar."
    LIZard0121 LIZard0121 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can not standdddddddd when people spell things incorrectly. Especially on purpose. Or misuse a word like their there and they're. You get the gist... Like, why are you even...
    dreammassive dreammassive 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Urrgghhh they are sooo annoying! Ones that begin "I How To" or "I Cookies" or "I [username of someone I don't like]"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People! Think! Use grammar! Even if...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I can't help from correcting people's bad grammar in my mind as I read their stories.
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Whenever a guy used good grammar and punctuation, it's literally a turn on for me.
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    For all you GrammarNazis out there, this is definitely better than the original! As lame as it can possibly get, then again, I'm still laughing. 'Word Crimes'- Weird Al Yankovic...
    atikin atikin 18-21, F Aug 13

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    It sounds pretty shallow, doesn't it? But there is a correlation between people with grammar like a bull in a china shop and a conversation fizzling out after five minutes.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When people talk/type to me with proper grammar, I'm just more inclined to converse with them. I am especially annoyed by the excessive ellipses....after every sentence.....and the...
    iiArial iiArial 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    The person who proof read Hitler's speeches was a Grammar Nazi...just saying.
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    It's one of my biggest pet peeves, as an individual who loves the English language a great deal. I suppose I just don't understand how you can go to school and still continue to...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I insist there should be a spelling mistake in this groups name! What a let-down...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Jul 29

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    Many ways 2 B a freak - many different kinds of freaks... I used 2 have a shirt that read : "Blessed B the "cracked" 4 they let N the light."
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I am so sick of the way my wife tries to control everything about me. I've been with her for 10 years now and I can't take it anymore. She can't even accept that she's a control...
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Freaks do it best💋.....(;
    JayKnotz JayKnotz 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Hey guys, I'd like to introduce you to Mr Awesome (aka me :P) I mean, I'm so freaking amazingly awesome you wouldn't be able to take it in. Just imagine that guy you'd see in the...
    Kwilkwar9 Kwilkwar9 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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    This series is what got me into reading and I would like to thank Darren Shan not only for Cirque du Freak but for Larten Crepsley books and Zom-B!
    UntamedComic UntamedComic 18-21, M Jul 29

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    I love anything taboo add me freaks
    Daddylicksyou Daddylicksyou 61-65, M Aug 4

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