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I Dislike Incorrect Spelling and Grammar

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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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    DefiantRed DefiantRed 66-70 1 Response Jul 19, 2010

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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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    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. :/
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F May 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 16, 2014

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    One Of My Biggest Pet Peeves

    This drives me crazy with a passion
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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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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    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...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 7 Responses May 23, 2011

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 2, 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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    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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    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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    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 "I" in the word 'marriage.'" The wife said, "For my part, I have never corrected my husband's spelling.
    jml2000 jml2000 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 8, 2015

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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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    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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    Unless you're dyslectic, you really have no valid excuse.
    Hanna8393 Hanna8393 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    And I dislike women who don't respect men.
    WanderLustAlethiology WanderLustAlethiology 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    All race-traitors, nothing more self-loathing and unreliable like a white women.
    GloomyEyes GloomyEyes 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    What is it that Repulses you Most about them ?
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Is this supposed to be ironic?
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't understand people who don't use good grammar. If you want to be understood, learn how use correct grammar structure in your sentences. Or you may as well alsdihgoiashgoifgh...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I also hate it when people don't know how to spell words like 'grammar'. Of course, the title of this experience might have been intentionally ironic but I doubt it.
    williamboyson2b williamboyson2b 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Be honest how many people know the difference between "there" "they're " and "their"? If you do please demonstrate . For example : They're getting a dog is 1/4 hot gas 3/4 wolf...
    kittenmajor kittenmajor 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Everytime I write 'yup', 'uhuh', 'eh', 'smh'... I feel like I give a part of myself away. :/
    RogueLogic2 RogueLogic2 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    don't get me wrong I love children because I work with them bit its this new generation of them. what ever happened to the children who watched Saturday morning cartoons and having...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I loath bad spelling, the trouble is with all these autocorrect mechanisms in place one quite often ends up with a different word you typed! Aghhh!
    Heartheocean Heartheocean 61-65, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    This needs to be an experience. It drives me mad. Once you notice it, you hear everyone saying things like, "It LITERALLY hurt," or "I Literally CAN'T believe it!" Can you...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    LOL. I will try to improve, okay? :)
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I hate when people write "per say" or "per say" instead of "per se."
    emmye emmye 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    I adore articulate men. I would love to get to know a person who is intelligent, smartly dressed, and well spoken. No text language.
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Lets eat grandma Lets eat, grandma Good grammar saves lives !!
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I dislike anything fake.... always be real you are beautiful the way God made you... he doesn't make junk
    Aprildawnmarie Aprildawnmarie 41-45, F Feb 2

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    I dislike it being shown to anyone but me. That's what's important.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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