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I Am Annoyed By Bad Spelling

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    Bad Spelling Is So Frustrating

    But the worse bit it that its my miss spelling that really annoys the most.
    roastlamb roastlamb 31-35, M Aug 25, 2013

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    Spelling Is Important. It Is Part Of Self Respect And Excellence.

    When I was growing up I had a neurological condition something like dyslexia. This malady made reading very difficult and I struggled for many years until I was in my early 20s and was able to overcome it by sheer will and practice--something of which I am very proud. Anyway...
    Southpaugh Southpaugh 18-21 5 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    Red Ink Everywhere!!

    I once dated a guy who wrote me a love letter and all I wanted to do was take a red pen to the paper, correct it, and send it back. Don't butcher the English language or any other country's for that matter. Just sit in the corner and try to keep up with those of us that passed...
    johkuhl johkuhl 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    3rd Grade Spelling Bee...

    I am a fantastic speller. I am pretty much a walking spell check...better than Word if I do say so myself...and I do. Why did I become such a fantastic wordsmith? Let me tell you a story. A story of a young girl in the final round of her 3rd grade spelling bee... I am a...
    brittanyranee brittanyranee 22-25 31 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    Is It Just Me...

    ... or are half of the groups here on EP misspelled? People of my generation, put down your infernal iPhones for one second and pick up a book. :(
    jltf82 jltf82 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Ah Hahaha Don't Get Me Started.

    " We went to the store. Their, we saw that the prise of the ornge was less then the tanjerene. " Really, people? REALLY?!? *BIG sigh*
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    Me Too

    With spelling and grammar it's just that I can't focus on the content of what has been written because I am so busy correcting it in my head. It's very distracting. I also think there's a respect issue - if someone values you reading what they have written then surely they would...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    "How r u plz text me pix of yr puci" is

    probably not a good way to make an impression with me. :)
    EmmaBrun EmmaBrun 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 20

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    I am not perfect and

    neither is my spelling. I understand small mistakes and typos, but when people leave letters out or replace them with numbers because they are lazy it drives me crazy. I just think "stop talking to me already"
    dovie6 dovie6 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Joining

    I want to join this group but I'm afraid that if I make a mistake it could be seen as a spelling error.!
    infpisme infpisme 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    I Dnot Tnhik I Fit To Wlel In Tihs Gruop....

    I tuhohhgt i wuold jion tihs gurop bcacuse I celarly hvae a poblrbem wiht speliling. I am afwulluy anynoyed by my own eororrs....I am srue trehe is smoe avdice for peple taht hvae tehse isuses.....Thnaks for teh avdcie.............
    toknowmyheart143 toknowmyheart143 36-40, F Feb 13, 2013

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    Bad spelling drives me crazy.

    It really bothers me when it's on a public sign or something posted at work. It bothers me the most when I spell something wrong. I'm a horrible speller. I have Dictionary.com open basically whenever I'm writing anything.
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    No Excuses

    There are literally no more excuses left for not spelling things correctly because of the spell checker. If you still don't know, the red lines under all those words you type are the words that are spelled incorrectly. It's not that difficult to right click on the word and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    It Drives Me Crazy!

    As an individual with an intelligence level slightly higher than average, I can honestly say that I notice every single grammar mistake that my friends make. This isn't to say that I don't make mistakes sometimes too, but I try to have respect for proper grammar. I'm currently...
    14kristyn 14kristyn 18-21 4 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    Spelling Corrections In Books

    I was reading this book once. Do not remember the title but someone had previously read it and corrected grammatical and spelling errors. I thought it was amusing that A) these errors had gotten past the author B) the errors had gotten past the proof reader and C) that this...
    Kat47 Kat47 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Hate It!

    I cant simply stand it! I wonder how english teachers deal with this kind of crap?
    Eamane Eamane 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    The Grammar-nazi Gene

    The Grammar-Nazi Gene seems to be a real thing in my family. My father, sister, and myself all have it (not so much with my mother and brother; they're math people). I suppose it's because we also all write as a hobby. Anyhow, being a grammar-nazi, word-police, etc. is a gift, in...
    TheNerdFairy TheNerdFairy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    Online Spelling

    When did I ever become a spelling nazi? Sometimes I feel like I need to correct people to stop misspelling words everywhere. I remember back when I was in middle school when I first started to use instant messaging programs such as AIM or MSN. I would be uncomfortable when...
    rawrmeme19 rawrmeme19 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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    Two Words Few People Spell Correctly On A Consistent Basis.........

    By no means am I a spelling nazi, let that fact be known right off the bat. I am not perfect, nor is anyone else. In fact, you will most likely spot a word or two misspelled within this short story of mine. However, there are two words in the English language, among...
    HeyitsRich HeyitsRich 36-40, M 20 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    It's Not That Hard, People!

    OK I understand that there are those that are less gramatically-inclined than others. But simple rules people!!! And the apostrophe!!! What a horribly understood creature.  There's no excuse! I guess I'm just easily annoyed.
    suzer suzer 26-30, F 13 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    Ignorant

    I have to say this because I'm getting ticked off about it. Could we please find some other "problem" to ***** about besides bad spelling?? I can think of a dozen things wAy more important to focus my energy on. Luckily I am on my phone most of the time and it has spell check but...
    2rustno1 2rustno1 36-40 2 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    Funny..

    Right after I clicked "me too," when the page refreshed it suggested the group "i hate liars, hippocrates, and thieves" I'm pretty sure the father of modern medicine would be a little upset about being grouped together with thieves and liars by a misspelling.
    Glitterfiend Glitterfiend 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2012

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    Seriously people? It's not

    that hard to spell correctly. Sure I used text talk all the time, but now it just annoys the crap out of me. Especially when the person is like...not in middle or high school and they text like a teenage girl. "Like omg! Tht's amazng!" or..."lol me 2" or that one where it's...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    A Skill Worth Learning

    I don't know if I am correct in calling spelling a skill, but I do feel that it is definitely worth learning. Language is our way to communicate as human beings, and communication is vital, in my opinion. So would it not be worth learning how to utilize the English language, or...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    I don't know if people feel like it's ok to

    have bad grammar online or they're just getting dumber. I can't go on anything hardly without shaking my head thinking "what is wrong with you?"
    89blambert 89blambert 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Grammatically Incorrect

    Eye had been challenged by Sally 54 too right a story that is spell check compliant butt grammatically incorrect. Eye em doing this mostly because its entertaining and plus its a great exercise for hour intellect.  Eye shawl bee careful too precede each sentence with...
    NobodySpecial NobodySpecial 41-45, M 22 Responses Oct 20, 2010

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    No No No

    Thereis a girl in my class at school who is probably the worst speller I've ever met. I am the top in my class, so naturally people ask me for help. Uggh. This girl asks repeatedly. She is asking how to spell the same word over and over again. I finally break sometimes and tell...
    kotori4444 kotori4444 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    It Might 'sound' Right But Doesn't Look Right

    The plural of "woman" is "women"; it's "cocoon" and not "cacoon"; there is a fundamental difference in meaning between "compliment" and "complement"; the same goes for "lose" vs. "loose". Not to mention that when we compare things, the word to use is "than", not "then".  This...
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    Sumtimes i tink their tying to b bad spelers.

    Like I just did. I just don't understand it. Do NOT abbreviate short words or phrases. Would it kill you to write "be right back" instead of brb? Maybe if you don't write mayb, I won't be upset. It's one letter, come on! And is it really that hard to use the correct form of they...
    Transparency Transparency 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Seriously though...how hard is it to spell

    'feel'? Here's a hint: it doesn't have an 'i' in it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    As a future teacher..

    .. Grammatical errors annoy me so profusely.
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F Jan 3

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    Yes, my own. I screw up more words

    than I realize until I notice it elsewhere......(hides under dunce cap, discretely, or is it discreetly, see what I mean!)
    FrolickingFemale FrolickingFemale 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Pet Peeve...

    One of my biggest pet peeves is bad grammar and spelling, especially over the internet. I think, "Don't you have a spell-check?!" Here on E.P. there are also some people who are very bad with grammar and spelling, I get frustrated when reading their stories. I also make it a...
    AmityCalamity AmityCalamity 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    Texting

    I understand some people wanting to use shorthand when texting, but outright misspelled words annoy me. Here is a part of a text I recieved this morning.      "Sorry we were just going to her WORCK and then...." worck? What the hell is worck? Work I guess...Too much work to...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    Just putting it out there.

    There, their, and they're are three different words! Too, to, and two and three different words! Want and won't are two different words. Feel and fill are two different words! Male and mail are two different words! Spell words out! Don't tell my ttyl! Don't say to me brb...
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Annoyed Yes, Say Something About It, Never

    I have dyslexia and am not the world's best speller. So just cause I know someone else spelled something wrong doesn't give me a right to nag at them. Cause though I have a very extended vocabulary, I understand how hard it is to spell especially for someone like me with dyslexia...
    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    Helllo, EP Memebers!

    I need fiends fro my book club. Message me okay? We will discuss topics about struggless of the common peopple!! LUV YA! :))
    HarshTruth HarshTruth 18-21 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    I Am Going To Be Murdered..:))

    if you don't hear from me for a couple of days, you can seriously assume that i have been murdered by one of my teachers because of the fact that i constantly correct their misspellings. PS: you're a teacher, for God's sake, you shouldn't be making these mistakes.
    baron34 baron34 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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    It Just Happens

    Well things are not always perfect , but I can spell better than I can use punctuation I really suck at that .........
    looser51 looser51 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    ........although that said,

    it can also amuse me.....
    Epin Epin 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I do! Specially in my native language I do not

    tolerate bad spelling and/or grammar issues
    lila5 lila5 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Bad Spelling With Spell Check Browsers? Come On!

    Incorrect punctuation I can understand, but bad spelling? We have spell check in most browsers now so there is no excuse! The amount of spelling errors on this one site alone blows my mind. I don't even bother to read someone's post or answer a question anymore if there's a lot...
    BirdsofParadise BirdsofParadise 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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    I understand auto correct

    and fast typing can produce an incorrect spelling. I just can't stand to see simple words misspelled.
    CCsworld CCsworld 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Love Reading Stories But.....

    I enjoy reading the stories here on EP but nothing kills the mood for me faster then misspellings. I don't think I am any brighter then the next guy but we live in an age of spell-check programs so when English is your first language there shouldn't be as many mistakes as there...
    JackisMe JackisMe 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Please Allow Me To Vent

    I joined this group after reading just one of the 88 stories .... I was reminded that I do, in fact, have a pet peeve about spelling and usageNow, I do understand that EP is an international community ... there are cultural differences ... and let's face it, English is a tough...
    AllAboutLaffs AllAboutLaffs 61-65, M 11 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Oh My Gosh, I Hate It.

    I used to have horrible grammar, on purpose. Lol, I look back at it and I really don't enjoy it. I got better though c:
    swordcassie swordcassie 16-17, F Jul 20, 2012

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    And I Can't Help Myself

    I must point it out and correct it! It's ruining my life. I'm obsessed with finding spelling mistakes made by so-called professional writers and editors. I even blog about it -- every day. Several times a day. Is there a cure? http://terriblywrite.wordpress.com
    terriblywrite terriblywrite 61-65 1 Response Jan 13, 2009

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    Only Mildly Annoyed

    I am a good speller - not boasting - just true. Yes, it does bug me - only mildly, though; I understand that there are unfavourable factors for the development of some people's spelling. I am not a grumpy old git. There are more important issues. (N.B. I use English, not US...
    protagoras protagoras 56-60 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    Me Too

    Unfortunatly enough I'm often the source of it myself. English is not my firtst language sometimes I use the wrong words or spell wrong and my grammer is a little off but at least I'm trying and I'm using the spellcheck before I post anything. What makes me most annoyed is when...
    Grakka Grakka 31-35, F 5 Responses May 27, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I am the worst speller ever. I am really good at other things and I can speak well but when it comes to spelling and reading I'm just not there. I'm writing to say sorry to all you...
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Im a spelling bee champ!💪👊
    Laffalott Laffalott 22-25, F Apr 2

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    I am 100% fond of only a chosen few people. I always find something annoying about someone even if the person is super nice even my own friends! I think the closer I am to...
    truffleoil truffleoil 31-35, F Mar 21

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    People who cannot fully type a question with a '?' or an exclamation with a '!' or use them incorrectly irritate me. Please learn how to use correct grammar and spelling.
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I think I'm too old to realize that these negative people are toxic to positive people and things. I dealt with my partner's family for years. I never knew why I felt bad vibes...
    AprilBurden23 AprilBurden23 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I have no talent for grammar and spelling. My greatest obstacle in writing is avoiding the run-on sentence. If it wasn't for the semicolon, nothing I write would ever make sense...
    kingshel kingshel 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 11