I Dislike Poor Grammar and Text Speak

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    YOLO is carpe diem for idiots.

    Bae is Dutch for faeces. "Your hand". "You're ok." "Be quiet." "I am quite right." "I want to stay". "I do too." "We're lovers." "You were right." ...Perfect Grammar is next to impossible, typos can't be avoided but decent grammar goes a long way.
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    5 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    yo yo yo hyd dude r u good

    if not then thats not cool but if yes then yay!!!!1!1!1!1!!!2!!😎😍😜😏😎😝😋😎
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    Nov 8, 2015

    Gr8 It Ain't

    ...and yes, I apologise unreservedly for the 'ain't'. Anyhoo, (oops, sorry again), nothing infuriates me more when I'm reading people's experiences on EP than coming across people who cannot spell properly, have no grasp of grammar or sentence construction, and litter their...
    EnglishMuffin EnglishMuffin
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2009

    Learning Proper English Language The Proper Way!

    I can't stand text speak..It infuriates me..I explode when I see someone writing like that. I don't care whether it's easier or harder..They should learn not be lazy..AAAAAAAAAAARGH! It's actually one of my pet peeves...
    DarkenedSoulofWinter DarkenedSoulofWinter
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2012

    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, limited amount of characters can be received or sent or a device that has limited available characters. What I don't like is when I hear someone...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2015
    AngelGirlSwims AngelGirlSwims
    16-17, F
    Oct 16, 2015

    Its Petty But Whatever...

    Its acceptable I think only on cellphones because when you sms you're usually rushing around or something and the keypad is tiny and irritating to use so make it quick as possible. That's fine and why they call it text speak anyway because an sms is a text message.  ...
    Sabi87 Sabi87
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2010

    Me too even though I use it I don't like

    getting my replys abbreviated gr8 stff lol
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    1 Response Jul 18, 2015


    I have a great love of the English language. I am by no means an expert in it, and I'm sure I make several mistakes myself.  Being dyslexic I find I am constantly checking, and re-checking what I write. I am borderline obsessive in insuring what I type makes grammatical...
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    2 Responses May 27, 2009

    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. You graduated from the same English classes that I did. Suck it up and express yourself in a way that makes grammatical sense. Why...
    SubSided SubSided
    46-50, F
    17 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    Grammar Rehab

    I became very accustomed to 'talkin n writin like dis wen i 1st got msn.'  Now I've been trying really hard to get it out of my system and go back to that slang-free formal method of writing we call grammar and syntax.  Unfortunately, not everyone is satisfied with...
    thornswithoutroses thornswithoutroses
    5 Responses Oct 7, 2009

    I cannot stand Mis-spelled words in texts

    or abbreviations for simple words. Are we that lazy as a society that we cannot muster the strength to spell "you" or "okay"? And your phone has a built in dictionary. Come on people.....
    kooskia14 kooskia14
    36-40, F
    Jan 30, 2015

    A new restaurant is opening near my house

    and they'll be serving brekfast... -_-
    nightguy2597 nightguy2597
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015
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