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I Am Not A Spelling Or Grammar Nazi

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    I Believe In Constructive Correction

    But I am not a Spelling or Grammar Nazi. Nazi's are extremist, borderline bullies and God knows that is not what I am about. I don't point out errors to embarrass or annoy others. I do it out of respect for the person. I know there are people out there who are truly Spelling and...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    Bad Grammar: Laxative For The Pompous

    I once dated a girl that would have a big ol' bum brownie in her pants every time I used the wrong your/you're in a text message. Figuratively speaking of course. She would act as if the statement couldn't be comprehended if I said 'Your a wingnut' as opposed to 'You're a...
    blindsniper blindsniper 36-40, M Sep 6, 2013

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    Words

    English is not my mother tongue.  I just do my best and it takes an effort still.  I try to avoid them but I make mistakes and my spelling may be very poor in personal messages. Words are important and it remains important to take care of them and to cultivate the...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 1, 2010

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    Despite I Love Words...

    ... and seeing them beautifully arranged with the rules each language has created throughout the centuries of its existence, I never judge people for their Grammar or Spelling mistakes, because those factors do NOT determine their intelligence, or value, or personal...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 1, 2010

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    Proudly Not

    We all make mistakes, and I don't find it encouraging to shoot people down simply because they cannot write well. Also, language is fluid. It changes. There are no rules. Anyone that says otherwise is prudish.
    sortakindalucky sortakindalucky 18-21, F Jul 25, 2011

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    Annoyance

    The one thing that really annoys me is when people constantly corrects your grammar/spelling. I mean are you kidding me?! This is the internet for crying out loud, and it's not like you're typing a real essay. If you want to be a grammar Nazi then go right ahead and correct...
    Tamashi88 Tamashi88 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    But I Often Wonder ...

    ... At the confusion surrounding the proper application of these words:1) YOUR, YOU'RE and YORE.2) THEIR, THEY'RE and THERE.3) ITS  and IT'S.4) WHERE, WARE and WEAR.5) WARY and WEARY.6) SHOULD'VE and SHOULD OF  (the latter combination actually makes no sense).7) COULD'VE and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I don't try to be, nor do I want to be. But spelling and grammar mistakes frustrate me. My real pet peeve is multiple exclamation marks. More than one is not grammatically correct...
    LaurieFlying LaurieFlying 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Ok I don't mind that they get annoyed by spelling errors and grammar errors. But when they cross the line into insults and bullying, it's not on.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 30

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    I do not correct others to be superior. It quite bothers me when others get offended at my corrections. Language is beautiful, and if you were born and raised in an English...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    My biggest grammar pet hate is when someone says that they want a good women. Im like woman= one female women=more than one lol
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Well, I'm not an ******* who corrects people after they misspell something or use the wrong homophone, but I am very conscious of my own grammar. I sometimes correct myself though...
    anonymoussouthernbabe anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    If you can't figure out how to use proper English in an experience, I'm sorry. I'd like to help, but your writing gives me a headache.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Notice how this topic doesn't end with a period.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 31

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    Or grammar nazis. Or those who correct unpermitted. Or those critics who voice unrequested.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Although I like to make sure that my grammar and spelling are correct (sometimes the odd mistake may appear) I don't judge others if they don't use proper grammar. Commenting on...
    EmmaXP EmmaXP 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    I will actually not add experiences that have errors. I've seen a lot of really dumb ones, that aren't even trying to make sense, "I music", or ones that have really oddly placed...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It makes me really happy when I text, or message, or email a guy and they actually use proper spelling, punctuation, etcetera. I always want then to use smilies, :), but that's...
    pickapebble pickapebble 13-15, F Nov 8

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    "Let me just acknowledge that the function of grammar is to make language as efficient and clear and transparent as possible. But if we’re all constantly correcting each other...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    What the fcuk? How?!?!?!? How the fcuk is "good grammar" hot?!?!?!?!?!?!? How does grammar turn u on? What the fcuk?!?!?!?!?!?
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 17

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    I guess it stems from when I was in the 4th grade. As one of the top spellers in my 4th grade class, I was asked to participate in the school spelling bee. I was delighted. Did I...
    PersephoneStardust PersephoneStardust 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 3

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    Okay, if someone were using an old cell phone that only had a number pad then I would understand messages like "how r u" However, when someone is using a computer or smartphone...
    CarmenBear CarmenBear 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 3

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    A female secretary got an expensive pen as a gift from her boss. :") She sent him a 'Thank you note' by email. Boss’s wife read the email and immediately filed for divorce...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I was on my way home one day from the markets with my 4 year old daughter. Needless to say some hoodlums were using street slang . My daughter wouldn't stop crying after hearing...
    JohnoCA JohnoCA 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    The fact that the name of this topic is using bad grammar...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    so i know this guy and he is hot ....but his grammar is horrible omg i have never seen someone write like he does it do bad that i sometimes dont even know what he is saying
    Alexandralanon Alexandralanon 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    Hell yeah, being a writer and fan of literature myself, talking to a guy with good grammar really is a huge turn on >; )
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    can sombody help me when to use a, the, in a grammar. and when do we not use any a/the article? please help
    bluebel27 bluebel27 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    when do you use a/ the/an/ article in grammar. and when do we not? can somebody explain it to me.
    bluebel27 bluebel27 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    No its becoming the New Soviet Union
    crowe15 crowe15 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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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...
    kellysimon kellysimon 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Fuckkk all you people and spell Check lol
    Kingdarkroom Kingdarkroom 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    Seriously, **** you. I don't mind being corrected, so long as your intention is to help people. But too many people use these errors as an excuse to discredit valuable opinions and...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 14

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    ...................trying really hard,,,,,
    fikrisharif fikrisharif 41-45, M Nov 14

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    I understand if there are people who have English as their second language and cannot type words and sentences correctly or speak English fluently. But I highly dislike it when...
    RainingMind RainingMind 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Hey, it ain't no sin to suspect gud grammer when you puts fantzy words together in yours sendtences.
    ronnkron ronnkron 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I'll never forget when I received a graded essay back and the teacher wrote "gramar= 9/10" on it! Ironic
    foreversmiling14 foreversmiling14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    Someone spelled Enough "enuff" in an e-mail at work. Managers and Supervisors were on this e-mail, in fact he is a Supervisor! Never a dull moment!
    Smilechik Smilechik 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    I would really like to talk to someone with a sense of grammatical awareness. I don't mean you have to capitalize everything or be perfect but "wut r u up 2" is just. No. It's not...
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via mutual spiritual interests. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my...
    bettecc11 bettecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Nothing hotter then I guy with a brain and knows how to correctly spell and write a sentence😉
    MissChelsea97 MissChelsea97 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    I just wish peeple wud lern to rite proper like wot i do.
    small5paul small5paul 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    i thinkz g00d grammer is hawt f0rrealz tho
    zhr014 zhr014 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    But unfortunatelly I'm not a native English speaker and I make too many mistakes :-(
    Chrisian68 Chrisian68 41-45, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm reading a bunch of morons argue on Facebook about a news post and I seriously think that I've seen it all now. "There is a big DIFFERENT'S between a real gun and a fake one...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is sexy to read and hear proper words.Too much is annoying,just in the pertect amount.I wish my english were more literate.