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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The person who proof read Hitler's speeches was a Grammar Nazi...just saying.
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I can't bear it with those who can't see the difference in "too" and "to", or "there" "their" "they're" or "your" and "you're" it's just..................... it really annoy me...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I'm a spelling and a grammar nazi!!! Come on people learn to and put it into practice PLEASE!!!!!!
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm a gamer, and I'll tell you now, I come across more people that can't speak proper English than I do people who can. This is speaking for people where it's their main language...
    Inadine Inadine 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I realize that commenting on this will probably make me appear to be a snob, but incorrect spelling and grammar irks me. I have one of those brains that sees the errors easily...
    ThatBrandonGuy ThatBrandonGuy 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Okay! I admit it that I sometimes have improper spelling and grammar because English is sometime pretty tricky to master. I had struggled with it. I can't even write a proper essay...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 23 hrs ago

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    I have always been pretty good at spelling, and I know others may struggle with it, but c'mon people, make an effort. I play a few multiplayer phone games that involve lots of...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    Now I don't pretend to be an English teacher but it is so annoying when I am interested in someone's story but I cant FREAKING understanding what they are saying because of...
    2little2late 2little2late 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    It annoys me when people have nerve to attack someone for their grammar. They read a super long post and all they get from it is how the grammar is bad. Are you serious? There are...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 1 Response Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    Some folks seem to build themselves up by finding Fault with others spelling& grammer mistakes--For some--that seems to be more important than what people actually say! Not...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    Lol. Too right. World in crisis. And they only correct our spelling. Then possibly add propaganda tips. Like how to be them. Instead of fixing pains. They...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 7

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    Actually I hate it. When people add an extra z or an s to a word. Wtf how unnecessary. Please kids correct your spelling now! Idiocracy is already taking over nooooo
    aburns aburns 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I have become obsessed with pulling out spelling mistakes in everything I read. I mostly hate when I do it, because it was usually a small mistake, which irks me I even made it.
    lollilover lollilover 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Whenever I get messages on here that say, "hey how r u" or something similar, I have to ignore them. It can't be that hard to type, "Hey, how are you?" Spelling things out can...
    mandamooki mandamooki 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 3

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    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...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 15 Responses Aug 21

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    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 1 Response Aug 21

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    That moment when you're reading through 'I Hate Bad Grammar' experiences and you immediately check for bad grammar. Unless badder grammar is purposefully done. Then that's just...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    There is one type of bad grammar I let slide for myself (and others, of course). I know the proper pronoun for any dog is "it", but I always refer to a dog as "him" or "her". I don...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I am not going to comment about the bad spellings used by other members.English is not even my mother tongue I like to right with my spellings when I post.That is all that that...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    This grammatically incorrect title is everything. It's "proper grammar" not "good grammar."
    LIZard0121 LIZard0121 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Do you hate racism, Nazis, prejudice, discrimination, or sexism? Well, u r gonna hate my grandfather. He believed that there was a "superior" type of person in the world: A white...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    For all you GrammarNazis out there, this is definitely better than the original! As lame as it can possibly get, then again, I'm still laughing. 'Word Crimes'- Weird Al Yankovic...
    atikin atikin 18-21, F Aug 13

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    It sounds pretty shallow, doesn't it? But there is a correlation between people with grammar like a bull in a china shop and a conversation fizzling out after five minutes.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    When people talk/type to me with proper grammar, I'm just more inclined to converse with them. I am especially annoyed by the excessive ellipses....after every sentence.....and the...
    iiArial iiArial 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    It's one of my biggest pet peeves, as an individual who loves the English language a great deal. I suppose I just don't understand how you can go to school and still continue to...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Well not when it's informally used. I'm not a hypocrite. In formal situations, be it speaking or writing, I have a problem with the use of bad and incorrect grammar. Everybody...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I can write well... but that is when I proofread everything. I have re read my essays in college over and over again... most times I always miss somthing. I usally get good grades...
    stawnalahcim stawnalahcim 22-25, M 23 hrs ago

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    I insist there should be a spelling mistake in this groups name! What a let-down...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Jul 29

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    I am extremely annoyed by people who cannot or choose not to spell words correctly! People please act like you're not total idiots! Come on! How hard is it?!?
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are some EPers who's stories I really enjoy, but I really want to rewrite their entries sometimes. Just some basic things here and there like breaking their stories into...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Jul 29

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    Y3@h!!! 1 FUK1N H@T3 TH3M SUUUU M0CH I M3@N L13K R3@11LEE?!
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    Oh mai gad serius ppl stop Mekin gremer mistakes
    Elizabethhhhhh Elizabethhhhhh 16-17, F Aug 3

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    The misuse of "myself" and "yourself" in memos and letters drives me nuts.
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I read about Weird Al Yankovic's latest single release and had to watch the video on YouTube. I think this should be the theme song for anyone in this group! :-) http://www...
    Reboot153 Reboot153 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Come on, it's really not that hard to correctly type out a sentence... Especially with technology now a days.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 26 Responses