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I Dislike Incorrect Spelling and Grammar

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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. Perhaps I should be an editor. It seems to me that people should remember that anytime they post something on Experience Project they are publishing...
    ThatBrandonGuy ThatBrandonGuy 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Adventure Novel Writer

    Writer/author looking for similar to exchange comments and take an interest in publishing their book next year (2013). Adventure/action books, No horror; no profanity; but well written page-turning potboilers for airplane passengers.
    jonmark222 jonmark222 66-70 Aug 24, 2012

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    An Occupational Hazard

    As someone who has always made at least part of a living by writing, my most important tool is the English language, and I like to see it treated well.My parents gave me the Oxford English Dictionary -the full 12-volume edition, which took 150 years to compile- for my 21st...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 5 Responses May 25, 2011

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    OCD to Correct Misspelling

    In fact, I am so annoyed by misspelled words I will often not join a group simply because its title is spelled incorrectly or the grammar is poor.   I have felt the urge to even message the moderator or creator of said groups just to request that they please (somehow...
    dreamjayme dreamjayme 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2009

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    Perhaps There'S Nothing That Can Be Done....

    I recently joined a group, "I Believe That One Person Can Change You're (sic) Whole Life" -- and I have to wonder if it really applies because I would never say "You're Whole Life." EP is replete with spelling and grammatical mistakes. Some are surely the result of autocorrect...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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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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    And Now...

    The airplane was in the hanger, it's insignias that of a private jet. (Jet fuel is also known as Kerosene). The data is clear, this is a jet that can get off of the ground in a hurry, fast enough to break the sound barrier. Once, a stunt pilot even flew it backwards, he set a new...
    bgkok7 bgkok7 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    And Writing

    Well, the title didn't mention writing. Here is a house that can drive a car. That's what it says!! Underline is mine.He left in spectacular fashion. After wrecking an EnzoFerrari sports car (worth $2 million) in 2006, Eriksson's house was raided onsuspicion of embezzlement...
    catlover47 catlover47 46-50, F Jun 2, 2013

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    Dictionaries And Thesauri Are My Friends

    I try my hardest to have correct grammar and spelling. Sometimes I can be anal about things like that.
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    WHY Complain

    Because "Some" folks don't spell or use puncutation well--Others attack & feel they have a right to put them down-even discounting what they say because they are not as educated -Didn't learn as well or english may not be thier First language-- This is just cruel--People want...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Oct 17, 2013

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    Seriously...

    How much extra time would it take to proofread things? Two minutes? One really can have spellcheck on his or her computer, and why ignore it? What do you have to lose? Would you really be doing yourself any harm by making yourself a bit easier to understand?
    Hrmg Hrmg 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    Do You Really Dislike Incorrect Spelling And Grammar?

    Be sure and pay attention to the following sentences. They are identical to ones you may have read before, then decide if there is anything wrong with them. Do you really love words or are you just an imposter? I guarantee that there is at least one error in these words, probably...
    bgkok7 bgkok7 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    Annoying

    Yeah, I can see using it to text on your cell phone, it really is a pain to have to press one button 3 or 4 times to get the letter you desire. However, when using a computer, you know with like a real keyboard and everything, I really don't see what is so difficult about typing...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Jul 14, 2012

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    Bad English...

    I hate it if my spellings isn't right...i hate it if my grammars isn't correct...i just hate it...now i forgot how to use past tense, present tense and future tense... whatever sentence it is...whatever.. i guess i need a little review...or maybe i need to retake my english...
    xipher xipher 18-21 4 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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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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    Let's Get Victorian

    When I get most angry, I tend to get very, very precise in my grammar and word choice.  I also tend to drop all contractions from my speech. I've found that when I'm arguing in a text-based medium, such as online, it's apparently rather intimidating.  Certain of my...
    dreamwaffles dreamwaffles 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    That's a nice way to put it.

    When I read posts by people who blatantly disregard grammar and punctuation, I can't take them seriously and I honestly don't think very highly of them either.
    Dalcram Dalcram 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    One Of My Biggest Pet Peeves

    This drives me crazy with a passion
    Kman4You Kman4You 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    Dran Write I Do :)

    I am almost a spelling Nazi when it comes to others' spelling and grammatical errors but ironically I make plenty myself tee hee :P I have this funny hand-ism; when typing,  I frequently will transpose letters in a word It's a recent development; I would have to peg it to...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 8 Responses May 23, 2011

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    You know what grinds my gears?

    When people use your and you're incorrectly. Your is possessive. You're means "you are." Come on now. :/
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    Purfekshunist No Moor

    I cdnoult blveiee taht i cluod aulacity uesdnatnrd waht i was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be...
    invisible321 invisible321 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Altogether It's Insignificant, But I Cannot Help It

    my currente peeve is the word "addicting" (vs. "addictive"), as in the [incorrect] phrase "oh my god, these chips are SO addicting!". to addict Function: transitive verb Etymology: Latin addictus, past participle of addicere to favor, from ad...
    VisforVegan VisforVegan 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    I Read The Ap Stylebook For Fun

    I keep my copy in my safety deposit box. My bank is located in the state of Pennsylvania, it is kitty corner from a store that sells candy bar's. I have a myriad of complaints about this subject, but your probably not interested. These are just a few of my favorites. And we all...
    bgkok7 bgkok7 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    DefiantRed DefiantRed 70+ 1 Response Jul 19, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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...
    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 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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    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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    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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    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 really dislike people who are sooo negative. Im battling through somethings and i start everyday as if its a new day, i put on a smile and keep doing good things, but then you...
    staystrongsu staystrongsu 18-21, F 54 mins ago

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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 5 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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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    * Grammar. Not grammer. (Oh the irony).
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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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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    Whenever a guy used good grammar and punctuation, it's literally a turn on for me.
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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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