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I Am Annoyed By Bad Spelling

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    Choosed It was literally difficult to type the

    word because autocorrect kept fixing it. Folks.... grammar lesson: I choose to be an idiot. Yesterday, I chose to be an ***. There is no choosed. It's not a word. Ok. I'm done now.
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 7 Responses Mar 18

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    WineTilTheGoldenEvening WineTilTheGoldenEvening 51-55, M May 12

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    How does that even happen anymore?

    I get like, typos or words that are spelled properly but entirely out of place, but dramatic spelling errors and "text speak" **** me off. Seriously, doesn't everyone have autocorrect now? I know even THAT is partially retarded, but you really can't screw things up as bad as...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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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. They'll say things like, "this isnt school" or "shutup grammer nazi, no one cares". That's not even true. If you want a decent...
    Inadine Inadine 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    Drives me so crazy! Especially

    when the person knows how spell, and just is too lazy to fix it.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16, 2014

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    I hate laziness, bad spelling

    and grammar is a by product of laziness. People write, text and email things and never take the two seconds to proofread before hitting the send button.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Once I had a teacher

    that told us when you spell out the word "you" you write "y-o-u" and not just the letter "U". I don't understand what the point was to make a short word even shorter anyhow.
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 7, 2014

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    Cna yuo raed tihs? fi yuo cna raed tihs,

    yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mind! Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny...
    kellysimon kellysimon 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    I work in an office,

    and it bugs me that people who earn a lot more than me make the same spelling mistakes over and over! I know it's not a big deal, but still, it annoys me.
    KatKvinna KatKvinna 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    Your. (belonging to oneself) You're.

    (you are) Not that hard. 😒
    Shelbaayyy Shelbaayyy 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    If you can't ************* spell

    or you don't have ******* proper grammar please don't message me I will promptly ignore you.
    Katiepoohmm Katiepoohmm 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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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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    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...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    🌻I'm annoyed by bad spelling Not short

    cuts or using u instead of you 🌻
    ladymehawk ladymehawk 22-25, F 24 Responses May 12, 2014

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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 matters to me.But I would be more interested in reading those with proper spellings
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    I hate it when I am texting someone

    and they suck at spelling and I don't know what thy are trying to say.
    SpaceGlitch SpaceGlitch 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    I'm a spelling and a grammar nazi!

    !! Come on people learn to and put it into practice PLEASE!!!!!!
    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    Is it only me that just can't take a profile

    seriously when abundant spelling mistakes are present? A few I've come across today... Loverbull - lovable Aarons - errands Speke - speak An my all time pet peve... Dose - does.
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    Bad spelling is one of my biggest pet peeves.

    I once had a guy email me and say he could be my "knight in shinning armor." That was an instant no in my book. Bad spelling is like "an elephant dart to the public's face." Luckily my boyfriend is a writer so I don't have to worry. But then there's always auto-correct to...
    purplemusicprincess purplemusicprincess 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    SolomonKato SolomonKato 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    Write these sentences 100 times each on lined

    paper: 'I ACCEPT the things I can't change, EXCEPT my poor spelling' 'I am DEFIANTLY ignorant, and it is DEFINITELY annoying' 'THEY'RE all over THERE, laughing THEIR ***** off' Do this, and you'll get a cookie. ONE cookie! Fail... Well, just don't fail, ok? We don't want...
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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 joking tone to ur messag, den its ok, but if u speel lyk dis all d time, den it rly dosent make u look gud. Literally translates to: I'm sorry...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 15 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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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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    A new trend..?

    I'm not quite a spelling or grammar nazi, but I do spot it. Every time. I can't help it. I think my response is fairly proportionate. I let it go and don't get too worked up. If anything, I feel a faint sense of smugness about it. If everybody spelled everything well, then I...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet 41-45, M 6 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5! 1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5! 1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7 N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3 Y0UR M1ND 1S R34D1NG 17 4U70M471C4LLY W17H 0U7 3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17, B3 PROUD! 0NLY C3R741N P30PL3 C4N R3AD 7H15. PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F U C4N R34D 7H15. If you can read this, you have a...
    MFBG MFBG 61-65, M 9 Responses Jan 28

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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 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    Bad spelling is irritating.

    It shows a lack of education and an immaturity. Most people to any writing or correspondence on a computer and most have spell checks. Use it! Bad spelling reflects on a person more than their personal appearance.
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 26

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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 chat and text communication. Most of the people i come across are much older than me, maybe double my age. Their butchering of the written form...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    I'm more annoyed with lazy spelling.

    I have a small fit when I read texts with 'ur' instead of 'your'. Seriously?! It's 2 more letters.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I swear I feel my IQ dropping

    when people abbreviate very basic words and cannot spell the easiest words. My cousin will text me and I have to read it over ten times just to understand what she is saying. The weird thing is her mom uses proper spelling, punctuation, and capitalization when needed. I wish...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    If you're a florist, you do good things with

    flowers. If you're a cop, you should obey the law. If you write for a living, do a good job! Don't write crap. People who write for free -- like on EP -- you're not doing it for a living, so I try not to be a ***** when I see typos. Still........ I try not to write crap. That's...
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup 13-15, F Dec 2, 2014

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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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    Fack You

    We've just finished at school and this last week was spent making thank you cards and so on. There's this one boy, who has made excellent progress in literacy, who wrote a thank you message to my TA.Before I carry on, let me tell you their history...His mum has started a one on...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    It annoys me....that's it.

    ..don't get pent up....realize to do with me more so-just an 'eccentric' part of myself....
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

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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 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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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 12 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    Ahh mean iffin you kint spell you needs to go

    back ta school ann learn to muthafuxin Spall !!! Sheeeeeeet !!!
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I wish some minors would learn how to spell .

    . I am talking about stupid, idiotic, chronically lazy mindless butchering of the English Language -- some people's kids are rude, careless nuisances -- brain damaged perhaps.. (1 person in particular has exhausted my patience).
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    How come society makes us feel bad

    for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are wicked and no BS censorship either.
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M Nov 28, 2014

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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 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    I can deal with others bad spelling,

    what get me is my horrible spelling. I have a decent vocabulary but I find myself limited to what spellcheck can understand. I'm so thankful for voice to text... now I just need to wait for it to understand my accent. Can't have everything I guess.
    Sandstorm32 Sandstorm32 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    Lol. my other story got flagged,

    so here! Why in the world does everyone on this app spell horribly? There is NO excuse for using the letter 'D' in place of the word the. And no I'm not talking about people who didn't learn English as their first language, I'm extremely impressed that you were able to learn...
    MorganTay MorganTay 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    Any Other Time I Am Good Natured About It

    My spelling that is. I get a little bummed if to much is directly ppointed out, but I can even see the humor in it. Often I do appoligize and have even went as far as to explain why as well as my understanding if my inability was really just to much. I don't beleive any one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 17, 2011

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    It annoys me how school curriculum is being

    dumbed down every single day, and yet Michelle Obamas goal is to Fight childhood obesity. "It's okay if you're uneducated as long as you're skinny" like seriously there are CHILDREN who's goals in life are to lose weight!! That's the worst example to set ever. Michelle Obama is...
    MorganTay MorganTay 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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