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I Am An English Major

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    Because I Had To!

    I couldn't study anything other than English, I really couldn't.  Everything else just seems so...ridiculous to me, I guess. I'm English with emphasis on Creative Writing, because I sort of want to be an author, although I'm not very skilled at writing.  I wrote a book...
    felinethespian felinethespian 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    A Lifelong Love Of English

    I have loved English, writing and literature for as long as I've lived.  I have not wanted anything more in my life, and I'm finally on the road to my dream.  I published my first novel, am writing a storm, and am in college pursuing my English degree. 
    darreilley darreilley 31-35 Nov 23, 2010

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    Got My B.A. Now What?

    As the wonderful song from Avenue Q states: "What do you do with a B.A. in English?" I've been reading and writing ever since I learned how and after changing my major a couple times, I finally decided that English was indeed the way to go. The college I went to also offered a...
    t3hdoublehelix t3hdoublehelix 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Poetry

    How do you speak the unspoken?How can the unspoken be beautiful?Poetry is my sky.  I want my sky.  Nothing but sky... Nothing but sky. 
    nightriver nightriver 18-21 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    The Only Serious Path.

    I love stories. I love imagery. Poetry and fiction.  I think i could go without food or drink if only I could have a pile of novels and short story collections and poetry chapbooks. I don't think I could ever major in anything else, really.
    istruggle istruggle 18-21, M 3 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Creative Writing

    I'm an English major with a creative writing track. I love it. I'm also a sociology minor. I hope to be a middle school or high school English teacher after graduating. I have three more semesters left.
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F Nov 28, 2008

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    Ever Since I Learned To Read, I Knew.

    I taught myself how to read in kindergarten, looking at cubby holes. After that, anything with words was fair game. My like of reading turned into a love of reading, and as I got older, I found that I enjoyed writing as well. While other kids were struggling with the "umbrella...
    Panurgos Panurgos 18-21, F 1 Response May 9, 2011

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    And by that I mean: I was an English major.

    But I sometimes think that I was born an 'English major' and that I'll more or less be that forever.
    UnimaginativeDoubleEntendre UnimaginativeDoubleEntendre 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    Bibliophile.

    I am an English Major. I love English, I love literature, and I love words.  They are what truly makes me happy :)
    bextacy bextacy 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    Use of An English Major?

    I am an English major because I always knew I would be. It's always been a kind of calling for me. Always my favorite classes, and like most other English majors, I love to read and write. I loved Chaucer and Faulkner and Shakespeare. I excelled at literary...
    BrenMore BrenMore 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    Third Major's The Charm!

    I am a new English major, I transferred out of Biology just recently (which I transferred to from Chemical Engineering). The science stuff just wasn't doing it for me. It is frustrating, stressful, and demoralizing. I feel that I'm finally in a major which I'm going to enjoy. I'm...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    English Major

    Always knew I was a reader and a writer. From a really young age. But the problem is....now I'm stuck with this crappy major that I love. Sometimes your true loves screw you.
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    Happy

    I have always LOVED anything having to do with books and words, so it seemed natural that I would be an English major from the beginning...not so-- after going through 2 changes, I FINALLY realized the truth Haha...I'm really loving my decision now!!
    ashliecariese ashliecariese 22-25, F May 10, 2012

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    TryCopperbottomed TryCopperbottomed 56-60, M 6 Responses Jul 25

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    I am getting ok in english since I go to an english school and have forever but I still always get corrected on my verbs because I just say things weird according to people like...
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    On may 10th my son, we are English btw married his girlfriend who was born and raised in Ripley Tennessee, The girlfriends dad is a pastor, he married them.All he kept telling me...
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    English is not my first language, I speak Estonian :) my typing may be alright but I type better then i speak English. So excuse if my typing is not so good! :)
    HelloKittyBaby HelloKittyBaby 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Hi I'm from Germany and I want improve my English.
    mad1966 mad1966 46-50, M Jul 25

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    Could any one help practising english speaking please
    mariamyasser mariamyasser 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I need to improve my English. I do all the instrument given by teacher. I tot that doesn't help in my exam even my oral test. I felt useless in my life 😪
    Imawesomegirl Imawesomegirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Seriously, I'm going to get an English Bulldog! They're so cute :)
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Jul 29

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    People always assume that I don't speak English. On more than one occasions, I have been treated badly because someone thought that I was pretending not to know their language.
    LF87 LF87 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    i love english and want to learn good for making friends in usa america and to live in that country and be one american girl
    mariaishere mariaishere 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I love English language because it's the only language I can speak and understand.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    My last name is Jones. I honestly did not know it was Welsh until my coworker commented on it. I went online and found its has Medieval English origins. I am not Welsh. I got the...
    friedplantains friedplantains 31-35, F Aug 10

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    Someone help me with my english homework. Screw this
    shikambaw shikambaw 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm English and I'm a mancunian so ye from Manchester but I sound like half Manchester half wiganish cause I have learnt their slang from my Bezzie but I have traits of French...
    sophiebluewolf sophiebluewolf 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    I'm a pscyh major, anyone else?
    kamei09 kamei09 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I am going to college currently but am only obtaining a minor in music. My reason behind this is that finding a job nowadays is so difficult, let alone finding a job in music or...
    sewnchaos sewnchaos 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Basically use this as an excuse for my poor grammar and horrible pronunciation.
    iaintcomingupwithausername iaintcomingupwithausername 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Anyone watch Fairy Tail? What's your favorite Season so far? Mine is Season 3. I think it has the best plot and action. It's just a shame how long we have to wait for more cannon...
    Redstar86 Redstar86 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I really love how it is constantly changes so words can mean something different through the ages
    geekoftheweek geekoftheweek 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    It's the only kind where I can watch the actual cartoon without referring to the subtitles for understanding! I don't care if Gilbert Gottfried is doing the voices! I'd actually...
    Geopion Geopion 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    And in text messages too. I'd feel odd if I didn't.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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    Who here used to read the Dandy or the Beano comics? They're as British as fish 'n' chips and the Queen. I used to read the Dandy and even now I can't help but pick up a copy of...
    psychostudent psychostudent 18-21, M 10 Responses Jul 28

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    It's so hard to watch anime with subtitles and eat at the same time. You can't look at your food and read at the same time. The struggle is so real.
    LittleCanoe123 LittleCanoe123 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I used to be able to deal with dubs and subs when I was younger, but since almost everything I watch now has been only available in subs I can no longer stand dubs. The voices...
    MaryLiz94 MaryLiz94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    any fellow brits out there?
    SmokBFG SmokBFG 36-40, M 18 Responses Aug 6

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    A full stop at the end of a sentence sometimes indicates sarcasm.
    ray9725 ray9725 18-21, M Aug 6

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    I don't always use correct grammar or type everything perfect, but you can tell when its an accident and when they can't tell its wrong. I hate reading things when they are that...
    jaymess jaymess 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Anyone know what the blonde is called on noth west tonight?
    pauly672 pauly672 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    first day of he new season is over. great win for Arsenal. But a long way to go. And some big teams still to play. So thoughts please will Man U have another disaster will...
    420bassking 420bassking 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    sa oled nii armas ma võiks lirts sa<3 ahhh c:
    HelloKittyBaby HelloKittyBaby 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really like England, and in particular, London. I love everything about it. I would really like to date a guy from England. It would be a great thing to meet guys from England...
    nellemartineaux nellemartineaux 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I really like England, and in particular, London. I love everything about it. I would really like to date a guy from England. It would be a great thing to meet guys from England...
    nellemartineaux nellemartineaux 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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