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I Am Annoyed By Bad Spelling

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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 30 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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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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    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

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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

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    Specifically people who use text speak

    when they are not texting. Really, unless used in moderation, text speak bothers me in texts too. :P
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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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

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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 1 Response Dec 5

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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 4 Responses Aug 15

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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

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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 19 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    Bad spelling, bad grammar,

    and blatant errors that are incredibly easy to fix. But no.
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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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....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

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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 16 Responses Aug 21

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    🌻I'm annoyed by bad spelling Not short

    cuts or using u instead of you 🌻
    ladymehawk ladymehawk 22-25, F 27 Responses May 12

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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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    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

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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

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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
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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.
    HarmonyCHILL HarmonyCHILL 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    It IRKS ME SO MUCH when someone spells Colombia

    like COLUMBIA. WTF? No no, it's Colombia with an O not an U. How would you feel if someone spelled your name wrong? Or wherever you're from wrong? Hm. Obviously, I take great pride in my heritage/the country, please just spell the name right. That is all. Have a good day.
    KimRamos KimRamos 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 23

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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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    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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    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

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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 4 Responses Aug 6

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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

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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

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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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    SolomonKato SolomonKato 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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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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    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 1 Response Feb 7

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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

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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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    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

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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

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    Your. (belonging to oneself) You're.

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

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