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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    One word needed... "Truth!

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

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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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    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 5 days ago

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    Educated pigs they are. Morons abusing humans. Lying about caring. Barking not teaching. Knowledge wasted hurting others. Time wasted causing sadness. They deserve...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    It upsets me when people don't know the difference between "you're" or "your"
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    Now, I understand that there are some among you who have chosen to label us as so-called "Grammar Nazis." However, we as a group are not driven by hatred towards those who use...
    LoquaciouslyLucid LoquaciouslyLucid 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    IDK why, I just do. Call me the grammar Nazi if you will. :)
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 9 Responses Apr 6

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    Being a Grammar Nazi isn't easy. I get annoyed easily by solecisms here and there and the wrong use of homonyms is just unbearable at times.
    Manekineko420 Manekineko420 70+, F Apr 7

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    Languages change over time. The grammar nazis just want to maintain the status quo because it suits them better
    Gws1269 Gws1269 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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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 Apr 13

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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 1 Response Apr 14

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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 4 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 3 days ago

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People who say that they "hate bad grammar", but then use bad grammar five seconds later, really bug me.
    TheFarSweetThing2 TheFarSweetThing2 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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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 7 Responses Apr 16

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    This is what happens when I join a chat with someone with bad grammar Guy: "hi guys how are u doin?" Me: "*Hi, *you, *doing."
    AnAnonymousPanda AnAnonymousPanda 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It takes every once of self control I have not to correct all of the bad grammar I come across on this site.
    xanaxannex xanaxannex 22-25 1 Response Apr 14

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    I don't know about you but I think it is always good to expand one's knowledge of expressions. That being said, here is my understanding of Comparative Adjectives.Comparative...
    Rachelsla91 Rachelsla91 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I need to work on my grammar in French AND English. :/
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 15

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    It's sad that half the teenagers I know, on this site, have better grammar than the adults do.
    TenderBeauty TenderBeauty 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 21

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    How the cheese am I supposed to have a conversation with this person if GRAMMAR is the lesson they missed in school?
    TenderBeauty TenderBeauty 26-30, F 13 Responses Apr 21

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    Sometimes my grammar is bad, nobody is perfect.
    Artist156 Artist156 16-17, F Apr 21

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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 2 days ago

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    People who write your instead of you're. The ones who write to instead of too or two. When they write there instead of their or they're. Ugh I'm sorry if you're one of them but it...
    ShayleAlejandra ShayleAlejandra 16-17, F 29 Responses Apr 5

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    English isn't my mother tongue .So maybe if some of my words are incorrect because misspellings or grammatical errors and that make you angry or confused I am sorry. I will be...
    johnwonder01 johnwonder01 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    I know wright? I cant stand pour grammer and whatnot, it realy get's on my nerves
    Iscribbletoomuch Iscribbletoomuch 16-17, M 5 Responses Apr 21

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    As long as I can understand what you meant, I don't care.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    So what if someone doesn't want to use good grammer online? They could be different in their daily lives than online. As long as people understand another person of what they're...
    moonskull moonskull 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 23

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    1/Who's been eating my chocolates? Who's eaten my chocolates? 2/ the president was shot in 1963 Have you heard? The President's been shot. 3/ How long are you here? How long...
    Heyjin Heyjin 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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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 4 days ago

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    I think you mean don't. :D
    ardw ardw 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    1. I taught myself to read when I was 3 years old 2. I've been free from my selfharm for over a year now 3. I LOVE cats 4. I miss my grandma 5. I have blue/green/grey eyes 6. My...
    ssofiabbackstrom ssofiabbackstrom 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Grammar Nazis, your Hitler has arrived.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 29 Responses Apr 6

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