I Am Annoyed By Bad Spelling

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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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    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
    14 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2012

    🌻I'm annoyed by bad spelling Not short

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

    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
    Prykat Prykat
    26-30, F
    Jul 10, 2015

    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

    7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N

    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
    66-70, M
    8 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    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

    I bloody hate the bastardisation of the English

    language. I have many rants on spelling and pronunciation, my latest, people who say Bae.
    Tafur461 Tafur461
    46-50, M
    Nov 19, 2015

    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

    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
    18 Responses Mar 24, 2011

    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, 2015

    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

    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

    It drives me crazy. I'm terrible at typing on

    my phone myself, but at least I try. It's not fair, I realize to judge other people's communication skills, but I'm sorry, sometimes I do anyway.
    mickitg mickitg
    46-50, T
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    I loath bad spelling,

    the trouble is with all these autocorrect mechanisms in place one quite often ends up with a different word you typed! Aghhh!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 10

    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
    4 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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

    or you don't have ******* proper grammar please don't message me I will promptly ignore you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2014

    If I find a typo in a book,

    I generally can't finish it. That's how much it annoys me. It's like, "Well if they can't get that right, there has to be plot holes somewhere, so why even waste more of my time." Oh, and if you find typos in any of the stuff I write, keep it to yourself. lol
    luketepid luketepid
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 23

    I'm a spelling and a grammar nazi!

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

    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
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2012

    I am annoyed mostly by my own bad spelling.

    I need to proofread before submitting anything.
    xxxtop xxxtop
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015

    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

    If there is one big turn-off

    when talking on here, it's text speak. If you want to talk to me at least use proper grammar. :Px
    ThatGirlSara2 ThatGirlSara2
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    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
    Mar 7, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    Ahh mean iffin you kint spell you needs to go

    back ta school ann learn to muthafuxin Spall !!! Sheeeeeeet !!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    There's nothing more irritating

    than people who just don't take the time to spell anything right. Like cmon bro, most of you guys are adults now so you could at least try and spell something right. I mean if you're just bad at English or something like that then I guess it's ok but if you're spelling basic...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 5

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2014

    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
    6 Responses Mar 18, 2015
    WineTilTheGoldenEvening WineTilTheGoldenEvening
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 12, 2015

    I think it is respectful to simply speak

    English. Write in full sentences. Spell correctly. It gives me a very good impression of the person I am talking to. (This does not count when speaking Pidgin/slang). Just make sure you both agree that that is what is happening. :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    Maybe it's just me being dumb

    but poor spelling makes me cringe. I can't stand it
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Nov 9, 2015
    chrysm chrysm
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    Dec 2, 2014

    Your. (belonging to oneself) You're.

    (you are) Not that hard. 😒
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    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

    "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
    6 Responses Jan 20, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2014
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