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I Am Forgetting How to Spell

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    Bloody Spellcheck

    I was taught the old fashioned way. Twenty spellings a day. I got a dictionary on one of my birthdays ( I still am a bit of a saddo).  I have noticed lately that constantly using the PC to write documents and letters with a spell check has made me lazy. I just type in...
    stevester stevester 46-50, M 7 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    ...it Doesn't Just Stop There...

    I'm also slowly forgetting my english...which is my first language, but trying to learn m(any) others has fudged that process up SO hard. Ah...mushmouth...soon to be my new best friend. (and the only thing I'll speak fluently...I guess.) 
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-17, F Mar 7, 2009

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    I Am the Worst Speller

    I always forget how to spell simple words....=[ I'm so dumb!
    crookedspoons crookedspoons 16-17, F Jul 3, 2008

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    Annoyingly

    Age 6:  Could spell such words as necessary, favourite and rhythm. Best speller in my class, even had an award. Now: Can't spell to save my life. I only just realized that 'suprise' should be spelled 'surprise'. No one mentioned this to me until recently. I take refuge...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    Dyslexia?

    I wonder if I'm having a touch of dyslexia or if my eyes are just getting worse. I lately have been mixing up the letters "b with h" and "r with s or t". Sometimes "n with h". My brain reads it right, as I type it... but then later, I either catch it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    I Am Trapped!

    Yes with todays spell checkers I have forgotten all those words I used to spell as a child, or is it my age?
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    My Spelling Is Terrible. ...

    My spelling is terrible. Thank heavens for spell check......
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 19, 2009

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    Steel, Steal; That's One Example

    Just by looking at my story title I know "steel" means an alloy of iron and "steal" mean to rob. But when I go to write one or the other (and by far most often I need to write "steal") I cannot decide in my head which spelling is correct. I have to type one or the other and look...
    CFOM CFOM 66-70, M 3 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    I want to blame age, memory,

    internet....but I think I'm just turning derpy. Too many years of texting and shorthand? Are little gremlins somehow stealing my brain cells through telekinesis as I sleep? Very early senility complex?
    Retronatrix Retronatrix 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Parasympathomemetic

    I have a memory like a steel trap, with a bunch of holes in it! It is very annoying i can spell and pronounce anything and now ...I forget!
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Logo Rocks...

    Logo rocks.... .
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 3 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    Even Programmers Need To Pay Attention In GrammarSkool :-D

    I just spent 15 minutes trying to figure out why the package " javax.persistance" wasn't found... I was like "Is a standard part of Java Enterprise Edition! Why isn't there?" (Persistence is not spelled "persistance" :-D) This group logo is pretty cool... Just hope no cats were...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    I Have An Ld

    i am dyslexic, Now I don't mean not to spell and trust me I wish I could but its hurtful when people question your intelligence when you can't spell I know how to use spell check but sometimes I don't care. I wonder if people knew how hard it is being terrified you miss spelled...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    Lol Spelling

    I always put in German words or French words if I don't know it in english. I turned in my english daft paper with almost 5% in German. Just the spelling is not up one the top of my important list. As long as I can speak it well and got most of the spelling down what is the...
    bellasmomma bellasmomma 18-21, F Mar 4, 2009

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    I Am Getting Scared Because I Forget How To Spell

    I AM 54 AND MY MEMORY IS NOT SO GOOD ..SOMETIMES WHEN I GO OUT I FORGET WHY I AM OUT ..AND I GET CONFUSED WERE I AM
    JOEYORIO JOEYORIO 51-55, M Jul 23, 2013

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    Complete Memory Blank!!

    This keeps happening to me more and more, i will be typing away and damn! Cant even remember how to spell the simplest word! Does this happen to everyone? Maybe i need to read a little more, frightening.
    Blondevixon Blondevixon 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    Howta Spell

    I've been using my own half azz made up lingo for so long now, I'm beginning to forget howta type normal.. which is raheally a biotch when I need to type a professional email to say.. my boss or sumpin talk about alotta backspacing and correcting.  hmph wonder iffin I can...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    But It's Not Important These Days ...

    To think I'd get a D in public school because I used today's texting shorthand back then.  If you put the apostrophe in the wrong place back then, it was a mark and a half off.  So I learned the proper punctuation and spelling, and now text-speak is so confusing to me...
    gottaBhappy gottaBhappy 51-55, M 12 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    Lazy

    The wavy red lines are making me lazy...they tell me when I typo without my needing to figure it out on my own.  And then I can get the correct spelling with just a couple of clicks.  I no longer know how to spell or think for myself; I just let the computer do it for me!
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2011

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    I'm still getting the hang of performing spells and learning how to make my own. An important thing I'm working on is to figure out how to make a spell to push a guy in the...
    LadyLunaa LadyLunaa 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Take time to realize, That your warmth is crashing down on in. Take time to realize, That I am on your side. Didn't I, didn't I tell you? But I can't spell it out for you. No, it...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    What's so weird about me is that I'm way too formal in writing; even over text. Sure, I'll use the occasional "lol", but that's pretty much the only acronym that I use, because...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Well sorry i am... That because i only lieved in England for 4 years and am not English i'm Swiss.I also got dislexia so a problem with spelling .... So please don't judge me on my...
    bestimmung bestimmung 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Why do i care so much i guess its just who i am. Some log off and do not give a second thought to those on line for me that has never ever been the case. I care too much for people...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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    So today I ventured out ( best friend in tow) to take care of grown folks business. Which in my world means seeking help from a crisis center. YUCK. Something strange happens when...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F Apr 7

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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...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    My spelling and grammar are awful I'm aware I don't need others to tell me
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    "A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That is a basic spelling that every woman ought to know." -Mistinguette
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 19

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    i and my friend was walking on the corridors of our school, we were in 12th class, and we found our old 2nd class teacher teaching in the class to small children. I and my friend...
    fhfdcxg fhfdcxg 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I do but I'm not saying that I don't make mistakes. English isn't my first language so sometimes it's a little hard to formulate tricky sentences. I find proper use of grammar...
    LoneDolll LoneDolll 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Thanks Dr Justice for restoring my marriage. I had been separated from my husband. I was TOLD ABOUT Dr justice spell how he restored Marriages , the source of my encouragement and...
    maryanderson123 maryanderson123 31-35, F Mar 31

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    Of all the things to focus on. Those moronic bipeds pick that. Wow. How sad they must be to bother.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    A real Cursing Ritual....So years ago, like 2-3, we had a maid. She and her daughter came from another island not fAR from ours. I forgot how it happened, but we had a conversation...
    Dreii13 Dreii13 16-17 Apr 5

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    First post. Hello. I am 22 and I'm a uni student with an over-zealous mother. And by over-zealous I mean 'constantly interfering with my life and making me feel worse about myself...
    iNeedSpace iNeedSpace 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I've known how to shoot a gun since I was 7, my dad always said I needed to know how, I live in the country, and a lot of people try to steal stuff, etc. and I'm home alone a lot...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I feel so sad! When people ask me how I say fine it's believable because I am weird. I feel so sad some times like no one will ever care for me! That know one will truly know me or...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Mar 24

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    No...I am not talking about how much money you have or the size of your house. I'm not talking about how nice a car you drive or how much land you own. I am talking about the...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    On the virtual gridiron there are specific plays that don't work as effectively as they should. Even though Madden 20120 has impressive realism, certain formations still aren't up...
    fastfifa15coins fastfifa15coins 22-25, F Mar 26

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    WHO DIES? According to Venkataraman (soon to be known as Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi), at age 16, he initiated a process of self-enquiry that culminated, within a few minutes, in...
    thatwhichsees thatwhichsees 26-30, M Mar 29

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    I remember when I was a child, I said something I should't. I said I sing better than my sister. In turn my father was like...no I think your sister sings better and my mom joined...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    For someone well like me howling at the moon just seems right. My howl is pretty good . my Pack usually howls with me when i do. it just feels so good. I started when i was 8 years...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I draw. I join groups were you post your drawings, people would see them and like it or sometimes add you. I only add friends who I know. If I don't know them, I'll look through...
    ZairinChan ZairinChan 13-15 Mar 18

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    don't know how and how to react. Is someone ever try to flirt with me I wouldn't notice and probably I would change the topic
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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