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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 8 Responses May 23, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 13, 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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    DefiantRed DefiantRed 70+ 1 Response Jul 19, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 16, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    StepIntoMyOffice StepIntoMyOffice 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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    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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    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...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can deal with others bad spelling, what get me is my horrible spelling. I have a decent vocabulary but I find myself limited to what spellcheck can understand. I'm so thankful...
    Sandstorm32 Sandstorm32 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 Jan 21

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    Nazi? I am Grammar Hitler.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Kids make me anxious, mainly because I have anxiety, mixed with deep depression. I have had this since I was in my mid teens. I never had a good friend and only one at a time who...
    psychologicallydamaged psychologicallydamaged 41-45, F Jan 19

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    I'm more annoyed with lazy spelling. I have a small fit when I read texts with 'ur' instead of 'your'. Seriously?! It's 2 more letters.
    Pseudomodo Pseudomodo 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We all come across them. They exist in every social grouping. Across every age range. But yeah! I dislike them!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I dislike when people talk to me like I'm dumb. Why can't people think before they speak? Why do people feel the need to know everything? I don't care if you know everything, just...
    Berryqueen Berryqueen 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    5 Things I like: 1) Spending time with friends and family 2) Honest People 3) Comedy 4) Cooking 5) True Crime Shows 5 Things I dislike: 1) Manipulators 2) Bigotry 3) Abuse of...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M Jan 18

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    I dislike 3/4 of my neighbors.
    lobbs921 lobbs921 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I guess I am just too old and read this as a sign of not caring.
    jfar123 jfar123 41-45, M 49 mins 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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    YOU'RE as in you are example "you're so nice" YOUR as in belonging "that's your friend" please use these correctly. I die a little inside when people use the wrong one.
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't have much room to talk as English isn't my first language and whatever but "when ppl tlk liek thiz" it really gets on my nerves.
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M 4 days ago

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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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