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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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    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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    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 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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    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 4 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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    One of my biggest pet peeves is improper grammar. I know that nobody's perfect, but you can at least TRY to pay attention in English class. *You're not your. There's a difference...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 29 Responses Feb 19

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    Why do people sound stupid when they say, "regretted" instead of "regret?" It sounds wrong. Yet, I believe the past tense of text is "texted" and many people will not use that...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    I wonder how many people believe 'of course' is one word. 'Every time' is also two words, which initially threw me because 'everywhere,' 'everyone,' and 'everything' are one word...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    I can't help myself, but I sometimes mispell words to make a point, like "I cri everitim" is sarcastically "I cry everytime" xD like if someone trolls me, it's to point out how...
    BlueRoseNeko BlueRoseNeko 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Hyphenated Non-hyphenated Ironic...
    NewlyNude NewlyNude 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Grammar Nazi Patrol catches me before I can fix the mistake. Damn you, GNP.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Feb 17

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    their vs. they're......your vs. you're. I understand sometimes grammar may be off...even spelling...sometimes...but when it's a constant misuse :/ *aaaauuuggghhhh* I just don't...
    mariasubvi mariasubvi 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    On their 50th wedding anniversary, the couple summed up the reason for their long and happy marriage. The husband said, "I have tried never to be selfish. After all, there is no...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    It's not like I'm doing it on purpose. Sometimes, okay most of the time I just skim through the text and post it only to find out afterwards I'm in danger of being corrected by...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F a week ago

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    Yup. Idk why but I cannot stand it. I won't lie though, I don't have the best grammar either. BUT... Please check your grammar before clicking the send button to message me...
    kaylasaurus kaylasaurus 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I honestly don't understand why some people put this as one of their experiences but have some of the worst grammar I've ever seen. It's the difference between knowing your...
    31Point5Million 31Point5Million 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I understand sometimes when you type something quickly you miss spell words or have a whole paragraph that is one sentence. And I am not one to correct someone else on their...
    lezbihonest93 lezbihonest93 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I always type so fast when I get excited and make loads of spelling errors :/ It's not even funny...
    ChattingIsNiceToo ChattingIsNiceToo 22-25, F Feb 8

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    My interest in a person goes down a few notches because of spelling errors. Even on here, if I am interested in a topic someone posted, if I encounter a misspelled word, I just...
    VoiceInYourHead VoiceInYourHead 31-35, M Feb 22

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    I dunno. Maybe this is bad, but it's something I can't help. I get annoyed when people spell some smaller words incorrectly or if they have excessive bad spelling. I don't know...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sew due me to , eye sea watt your saying
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Feb 9

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    I need to improve my English skills as native speaker do. What is the matter to focus on?
    Aui12 Aui12 18-21, M Feb 15

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    Self explainatary.
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    especially when the person making the mistake is a highly educated university professor type, or a professional journalist. I mean, I can deal with it from ordinary people, but...
    papajon papajon 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    What are you afraid of I know that you are Keep it in your sights now And don’t let it go far What are you afraid of Making it better Keep it by your side now Whatever the...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Friar Laurence suggests that Juliet take the potion because he
    kwasi1 kwasi1 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I really like a girl at my school, but she mixes up "you're" and "your" all the time and it makes me cringe.
    thefuturedoctor3 thefuturedoctor3 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I get upset when and irritated when I see supervisors misspell words. They should know and proofread what they write first. They told me they don't care as long people get the...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    If any grammar Nazi would like to help me I need it! I am not super great with grammar but I really enjoy writing and would love to make short stories without huge grammar mistakes...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Better fictionpress. I'd rather be with a bunch of preteens/teens than a bunch of know it all grammar nazis. Username: TheUnfinishedStarr I wrote a children's story.
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F Feb 4

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    Come on my people from India. My parents were born there and i do feel a connection to the country even as i wasn't. I am so annoyed by so many of the people I've chatted with on...
    nahright09 nahright09 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 5

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    first of all i dont care about grammar. i am a 21 year old guy who has become a complete antisocial shut in. i have hit a emotional numbness to the point that all i feel is sorrow...
    4thehunter 4thehunter 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    What is the Holocaust? The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazi regime during World War 2. In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived in...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 2 Responses Feb 6

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    The Holocaust: 36 Questions & Answers About the Holocaust by The Simon Wiesenthal Center http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/36qs.html Click on any Question to...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 Feb 6

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    Liberation & RevengenextnextLiberation Video:Russian armed forces liberate AuschwitzPavel StenkinVictims:Russian POW Pavel Stenkin talks about being liberated from AuschwitzRelated...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 6

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    FACTORIES OF DEATH Understanding Auschwitz Today: How the world failed children during the Holocaust March 1942 to March 1943 Michel Muller Mother of Annette & Michel Muller...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 Feb 6

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    someone told me on Instagram that they want to stomp on my face and fight me on Monday (with terrible grammar and spelling) and honestly it's the funniest thing that's happened all...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 13

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    Is so frustrated and upset that I don't even know where to start! I'm right where I always said I wouldn't depending on a guy and doing whatever he wants... but I love where I am...
    ImThePlusOne ImThePlusOne 22-25, F Feb 13

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    People tend to treat me like an idiot because I'm blonde. I happen to be in a math class for kids that are two years older than me, I am a straight A student, I was hired to write...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    Sigh. This takes effort. I don't like correcting grammar, and spelling, and censoring, and putting it into paragraphs.
    insane2001 insane2001 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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