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I Dislike Incorrect Spelling and Grammar

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    DefiantRed DefiantRed 66-70 1 Response Jul 19, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses May 23, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Related Experiences

    Dumbing down? How about smarten up? I'm getting really tired of being made to feel badly because I'm not illiterate. Yes, I'm smart. Reach higher. Achieve more. Do better...
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Something that always grabs my head and shakes violently is people's use of the word "an", specifically when it precedes a word starting with an "H". The difference between using...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I put an extraneous apostrophe in a pm the other day, and I almost sent another one mentioning that it was an accident, but then I figured that would probably be even worse...
    ktomp12111 ktomp12111 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    yah! I dislike it sooo much, that after I have my surgery, I won't have a period no more! awesome! bragging rights! cuz I totally dislike having my period!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 4 days ago

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm not a grammar Nazi; I just feel that it's inconsiderate to make your reader work hard to understand you just because you're too lazy to write well. 
    firmhand1964 firmhand1964 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I feel like I'm home with this group! Lol. My personal peeves: "I seen you" and "Did you sleep (or eat) good?" Omg every time I hear those...
    Merrmaid Merrmaid 36-40, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I dont mind it too much as long as it is excessive. Myself, I am on a smart phone and I need three years old fingers to hit all the right buttons....LOL
    needtobloved needtobloved 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Proper use of the language represents a proper way of thinking, I believe it is priceless; however, if you try to use the language flawlessly you'll have to check it twice. The...
    TheForgottenBloke TheForgottenBloke 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I've decided I'm going to use British English Grammar. I don't believe the US had any legitimate reason to create separate rules, and I find the British rules to make more sense...
    33person 33person 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    u don't have to b rude to get what u want. in fact, it it is a sure mine way to not get what you want. im not rude. i was raised better than that. good ole southern hospitality. so...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 a week ago

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    They **** me off seriously if you can understand what i write then thats all that matters right? Just because i use the wrong version of there doesn't mean you can't understand...
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 20

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    Have you ever misspelled a word so badly that even Microsoft Word couldn't even figure out what you're saying? You got millions of dollars worth of technology just sitting there...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M Aug 20

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    Like Im trying to read your experience bit it doesnt look like you can spell wow
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 19

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    The fewer grammatical errors I can find in a conversation with a potential love match, the more attractive I seem to find them. Of course I do not mind the occasional lol or a...
    Erizabesu Erizabesu 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    Here are a couple tips I'd like to share with hopes of making the world more grammatically correct place. 1. Who vs whom. If the answer is he or she, the question is, "who." If...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 17

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    Uh, ..isn't the term itself an example of the hated act which is known as "text speak?" Actually, I don't hate it so much when it's used where there are limited means, for example...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I never saw the point of typing like a complete idiot online. It bugs me that some people just don't care.
    WanderingZK WanderingZK 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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