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I Am Not A Spelling Or Grammar Nazi

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    One word needed... "Truth!

    " English is not perfect. 
    AvgDudeJ AvgDudeJ 26-30, M Apr 20

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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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    I wouldn't say I'm a full blown grammar nazi but the "women" vs. "woman" stuff annoys me so badly. You are not a strong "women" at all. You are a dumb "woman" for not knowing you...
    theatergirl theatergirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Gosh, people who get offended when I politely correct their grammatical mistakes infuriate me! I wish people knew that native speakers do not correct these mistakes as long as they...
    introverteddementor introverteddementor 18-21, F May 10

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    I feel like the differences between their, there, and they're, is quite possibly the most important thing I've ever learned ahah
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses May 12

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    We have a long standing disagreement at my house. All of A sudden vs. All of THE sudden...do tell!!
    rzrs rzrs 36-40, F 3 Responses May 12

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    I judge people on their grammar. I know it's bad, but I just can't help myself. If I get a message without punctuation or decent spelling I refuse to answer it, I mean, how are you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 25

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    I can't help it and I am not proud of it, but poor spelling and grammar effects how I view people's experiences. Maybe bad grammar is excusable but bad spelling when there are...
    ag00dwife ag00dwife 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    I dislike it when people don't get simple grammar or spellings right. Too many people don't know when to use apostrophes and get elementary spellings wrong. For the record: Don...
    ks145 ks145 22-25, M 1 Response May 1

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    The reasons why I'm a poor speller is because I have many disabilitys including dislexi an I also don't care that I do spell bad kiss my *** spelling nazis
    batman1a batman1a 31-35, M May 9

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    I just get so enthralled with what I am writing that I misspell words, completely miss words and my grammar is sometimes a problem. I feel as I am getting older I am becoming more...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I insist on the basics..your you're, their there they're, to too and two, who and whom, course and coarse...etc. but I'm 100% certain the real Nazis would have little trouble...
    rzrs rzrs 36-40, F May 12

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    Of all of the things that get on my nerves this is by far the worst. Specifically the use of there, their and they're. I hope that one day there will be a law to prevent the free...
    georgeorwell32 georgeorwell32 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    it really drives me crazy when people don't use punctuation or even capitalize the right words I can't handle too much of it and I refuse to save words without apostrophes to my...
    Chestyx Chestyx 31-35, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm strict with grammar. People continually repeat this error. 'Homophones' is what people muck up with. 'Your' instead of 'you're.' 'There' instead of 'they're' and worst of all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 2

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    I've met some people on here with grammar so horrible, I literally have to ask them if English is their native language before I start making a **** load of corrections. Sometimes...
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F 4 Responses May 6

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    Is it crazy if Im really demanding when it comes to grammar, despite the fact that english is not my native language?
    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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    The title to this experience irks me. I would change it to "I think correct grammar is appealing". That is my two cents on the subject, best wishes :D
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 3 days ago

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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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    Is it bad that sometimes it bugs me so much that I just don't bother replying to people?
    bigryand bigryand 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    Is it really that difficult to use letters instead of numbers to make words?
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "No 1 undrstnds me!" Well, they might if you could spell.
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Ai hayt themm soe muhch. Thay earitate mee
    Casualdeviant02 Casualdeviant02 18-21, T 1 Response May 6

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    i h8 them so mush layke stahp !!
    kazzicat kazzicat 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Pardon all my errors while posting! I am always doing two things at one time therefore nothing I do is perfect!
    HappyGirlJenny HappyGirlJenny 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Except for instances where I'm not paying attention and muck my sentences...unintentionally....
    Euyi Euyi 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I think you mean don't. :D
    ardw ardw 13-15, M 2 Responses May 3

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    some people are struggling using TO and TOO, but it's just simple english
    kayeheyII kayeheyII 13-15, F 1 Response May 5

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    There. Their. They're. Do you know the difference?
    deleted deleted 26-30 30 Responses May 7

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    Sometimes my I-pad does not operate correctly and misspelled words are created.
    gerold60 gerold60 56-60, M 1 Response May 7

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    If I hear one more person say "bae" or "or nah" I will lose it.
    DPenrose28 DPenrose28 18-21, M 39 Responses May 9

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    You got a bae or nah? lol.
    AllyLogan AllyLogan 18-21, F 3 Responses May 10

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    He sent me a message saying, "your hot." I replied, "my hot what?"
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 19 Responses May 11

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    Julieccaa Julieccaa 26-30, F May 12

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    Bit saldy, I doti al the tome.!
    WineTilTheGoldenEvening WineTilTheGoldenEvening 51-55, M May 12

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    Some person in text: "I know that there going to be there" If they were in the same room, my response would be: Me: "Get out." Lol.
    Princey88 Princey88 26-30, M May 14

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    It pains me when I read things like "she's a good womEn". Bah.
    CamillaJPM CamillaJPM 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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