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I Dislike Incorrect Spelling and Grammar

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Okay! I admit it that I sometimes have improper spelling and grammar because English is sometime pretty tricky to master. I had struggled with it. I can't even write a proper essay...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Aug 28

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    I wonder if punctuation marks have gone up in prices lately... must be so...so many people not using them...writing words one after the other...it takes so much effort to get the...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I am the kind of guy who will correct your bad grammar. And spelling. And stupidity. Please feel welcome to reciprocate.
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 Aug 23

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    I wouldn't say I was a GRAMMAR nazi.... If ya know what I mean
    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M Sep 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 Aug 21

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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 Aug 21

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    I mean I don't but I always try to correct my grammar, even with texting. Because when you type fast some stuff you've written didn't come out the way you wanted it and it sounds...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 30

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    I like people who are honest and straightforward. I like people who stand up for what they believe in. I like people who can distinguish reality from perception. I like friends you...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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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

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    When people talk/type to me with proper grammar, I'm just more inclined to converse with them. I am especially annoyed by the excessive ellipses....after every sentence.....and the...
    iiArial iiArial 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    The person who proof read Hitler's speeches was a Grammar Nazi...just saying.
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M Aug 18

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    It's one of my biggest pet peeves, as an individual who loves the English language a great deal. I suppose I just don't understand how you can go to school and still continue to...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I have been teaching spoken English and grammar. If any one want to learn can join to develop their skills within short duration. Personalized coaching is offered
    srenukasteno srenukasteno 56-60, F 5 days ago

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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 Aug 28

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    I don't dislike alcohol and drugs because my parents told me to. I actually don't mind people drinking a little every now and then, there's nothing wrong with that I'm sure when I...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M Aug 26

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    I like 1. Talking to kids and asking for their opinions - I have learnt so much! 2. Feeling sunshine on my back. 3. Blue skies. 4. Starry skies. 5. People being nice to each other...
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F Aug 29

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    Why? I think it's weird that you start a group expressing dislike for someone you don't know, who never did anything to you.
    chumiloons chumiloons 41-45, F Aug 30

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    It's not really the dogs I dislike but the people-dog combination. I think I figured it out today. People that have dogs basically have children. I don't want to date someone who...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Sep 4

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    Pitbulls are not vicious dogs, they are just like any other animal. Any dog, or animal, big or small can be vicious for that matter. All dogs have a certain way they like, and...
    Blackstallion76 Blackstallion76 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I like: Documentaries. Dogs. Pizza. Funny people. Art. I dislike: Mayonnaise. Flying insects. ******** of society. Hot weather. Huge crowds of people.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Sep 8

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    Hate is a big word I just dislike bullies...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    yup... that is what I am... bored... and I dislike it a lot... I wish I was able to have a nice selection of people to spend some time with... bummer!
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I do and I think that's perfectly okay because the disorders can sometimes be largely responsible for forming who the person is. What's wrong with just disliking certain...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago