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I Am Not A Spelling Or Grammar Nazi

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Nazi? I am Grammar Hitler.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate when people spell things wrong, even if it's an abbreviation, some people don't even spell the abbreviations right
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Bad spelling is irritating. It shows a lack of education and an immaturity. Most people to any writing or correspondence on a computer and most have spell checks. Use it! Bad...
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    I value good spelling and pronounciation and don't like reading work with incorrect grammar and spelling mistakes but in my case, I'm on my iPod and my spell checkers changes my...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Because look at this study - women will always be better than men at it due to the structure of their brains. Research found that men tend to use one side of their brain...
    AlicesWonderlandx AlicesWonderlandx 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 11

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    Don't get me wrong..... I'm very good at spelling and decent at grammar. I do notice when there are mistakes. BUT... I'm not going to judge anyone on it. Nobody is perfect and...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    When I tell people that I like german WWII uniforms, they usually look at me as if I have three heads. What people can't seem to understand is that just because you like the way...
    podsolnechnik13 podsolnechnik13 13-15, F Jan 8

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    So this guy came to visit my mom yesterday. I brought him drinks and as i was leaving, he spoke to me. Now, understand that English is my third language and that of everyone else...
    Dyliar Dyliar 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I dine with my grammar school for 50 years.... nobody knows what you are talking about ladies... Nobody every knows....
    disloyalex444 disloyalex444 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I met an Asian woman on omegle yesterday. Surprisingly she had great grammar compared to hundreds of other people I've met online from many different countries. We had a nice talk...
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I have a degree in English composition and linguistics. I think when writing one should use proper grammar. But, when speaking one should use the colloquial of the audience.
    mickeymic mickeymic 46-50, M Jan 10

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    I was recently editing a Wiki article, and another user corrected a sentence I typed. The editor made some mistakes of his own, but I'm not sure whether or not I was wrong in the...
    DoctorOBlivion DoctorOBlivion 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 17

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    I love using proper grammar, but I also think that writing in terms of slang isn't so bad sometimes.
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate when I go to spell something ( something will most likely be spelled wrong in here ) and my spell check doesn't work so I have to text the person back and spell it right...
    braydenlovesmusic braydenlovesmusic 13-15, M Jan 12

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    Since i was young i could not say well the words, or even speack, ppl only stared to undesthand me in my 7 or 8 years old. Of course i went in those place to help me speack but it...
    Nicas123 Nicas123 16-17, F Jan 13

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    I'm have both an English class and a creative writing class.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    If you spell crap wrong I'll call you out. I HATE it. It's so annoying -.-
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I stare at typos. I say "this is an abomination!".
    Zachary8796 Zachary8796 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    The title should also include something about having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder...
    1x1muse1x1 1x1muse1x1 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    People people people... Prolly is not a word ... OK?!?!?!?!? It's probably... I can't stress this enough...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    She says she is an American, not a gay American, or black American, just an American. I wish more people thought like that. When we allow others to classify us we give up our...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M Dec 29, 2014

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    The best comment get's a pic. ;)
    datbooty17 datbooty17 22-25, F 18 Responses Jan 3

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I once dated a guy who actually said purty instead of pretty. And he wasn't joking. And gots. Gots, which replaced both has and have. I was young and shallow though and he had the...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Intelligence is very attractive. If you can capture my mind, I'm yours.
    namedashley namedashley 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    one reason im crazily in love with him is because of this. soo hooooot lol
    grace00001 grace00001 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Nothing is as seductive as a good vocabulary.
    sayton666 sayton666 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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    Someone blocked Mr and deleted a complete thread because they weren't mature enough to accept someone else's opinion. I don't mind the fact you disagree. You don't have the right...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    "You had me at the proper use of 'you're'." :p
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I *kind* of agree with this, but I am pretty upset about it anyway.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Dieing is dying, typeing is Typing. *You're *your own worst enemy. This phone has auto correct which makes dying and typing very hard to do. :p
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have had it. Three different TV series have decided that English no longer needs a subjective and objective pronoun. First it was Psych, but they got theirs: it's finished. Later...
    jonquil323 jonquil323 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For the love of all that is holy: USE PUNCTUATION IN YOUR SENTENCES, people!!!!!
    crazycontrolled crazycontrolled 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is it "In January" or "On January"? I have learned the correct answer only yesterday. "In January" when a date is not specific. "On January 1st" when it is. Oh how many years have...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Grammar nazi alert here: "I want to become AN immobile mass of fat"
    lolznewaccountio lolznewaccountio 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    As a Grammar Nazi, it's prose before hoes.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    By relying a great deal on aspects which include search term density which were being completely in a webmaster's Handle, early search engines like google suffered from abuse and...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Please be as thorough as possible inside your rationalization. Never be concerned about formatting! We are going to care for it. One example is:Target getting website traffic...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M Jan 17

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