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I Hate Bad Grammar

There? Their? They're? - get it right, dammit! 13,673 People

    Putting My Neck On The Line.

    At the risk of upsetting possibly all but one of my EP. friends, I have to say that;The acronym 'lol' has now joined the oh so lazily used phrase 'at the end of the day' as one of my top irritating pieces of lazy bastardizing of the wonderful English language.I realise I am...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 14 Responses May 22, 2012

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    People who cannot fully type a question with a

    '?' or an exclamation with a '!' or use them incorrectly irritate me. Please learn how to use correct grammar and spelling.
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I really don't see why people do this.

    If you know how to spell properly, why not actually do it so people can understand what you're saying? Ppl cnt understand u propaly wen u tlk lyk dis. WHY do it. Use what you have been taught.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 10 Responses Feb 11

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    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 15

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    This is more about spelling

    than grammar, but it illustrates a point. Just now, as I was reading a post here, I was watching an ad for a video game on the right side of the screen. The ad depicted a video capture with the flashing message "DISTROY ENEMY TANK" Distroy. If the graphics for the game reveal...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    DreamerByNature DreamerByNature 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    This may be a pet peeve of mine,

    but folks - grammar and spelling still count! How can people be taken serious when they make up words like "sumone" - what the heck is that? Through context I came to understand what they meant, but PLEASE - focus...
    darksyd darksyd 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    And I will probably use some myself just

    because it's now jinxed.
    StellaStellar StellaStellar 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    There something I want to ask.

    Out of all the members in this group, who have successfully help someone with a language base learning disability? There are currently 13,257 members in this group from the time I wrote this post. The reason for my question is this. While growing up, most people wanted to help...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    theorangefreak theorangefreak 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It irritates me so bad.

    I'm constantly trying to stop myself from correcting people's grammar mistakes.
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I Could Care Less

    Okay, I'm not a Nazi about grammar or spelling, but when someone uses the phrase "I could care less" it drives me f*ing nuts. Understand this people, if you could care less that means you actually care about whatever it is. The correct phrase is "I couldn't care less", as in you...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 10 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    chrisfer chrisfer 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 14

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    I hate posting things without reading

    and then realizing I made a grammatical error. I mean Im certainly not perfect but certainly dunt lyk writng lyk dis.
    Aleppppppp Aleppppppp 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 26

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    I Think The Grammar Police Must Stop Behaving Rudely!!! Posting A's on my comments just proves my point.

    I think your site sucks.  I don't believe that correcting  another's grammar is a good way to, "Make Friends and Influence People."   In fact, it's considerably apathetic and cruel.  What makes  grammar fanatics think it's perfectly fine to do?  Who do you think you are...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 16 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I hate when people use bad grammar

    while texting. Yea I understand sometimes we make mistakes but I'm talking about the "u" "r" "ur" ughhh I can't stand it!
    Butencio Butencio 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    If you're going to message me,

    please use correct grammar. It is such a huge turn off to read messages with terrible grammar, and when I do receive said messages, I don't even want to reply.
    markwallace markwallace 31-35, M Mar 25

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    The poorly worded and incorrectly spelled

    "experiences" are so sad.
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 27

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    cnt staind ppl who right Like dis.

    Like dis. Lyke dish. Lol
    GlamChic GlamChic 18-21, F 18 Responses Feb 1

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    Honestly, if you're going to text me please

    don't type like you're a 9 year old it's really annoying. ;-; #sorrynotsorry
    Foreveralone6969 Foreveralone6969 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Literally Irregardless

    These are two of my pet peeves. The first I see so many times when it clearly is not appropriate. For example, "I was at an AC/DC concert last night and the noise was so loud that my head literally exploded!" Really? If your head "literally" exploded, there would be grey matter...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 7 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    I See It *all* The Time

    Then/than, to/too/two, and atrocious grammar within micro-blogging. Yes, I understand you only have about 140 characters to work with. However, this is no excuse for crappy grammar and spelling. I have three kids who are into social media and they manage to sound like they're...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    I hate bad grammar but I just posted a long

    entry with so many errors. My thoughts are usually so organized and they always transfer from my brain to the screen perfectly regardless of my emotional state. I think these days I'm not doing well at all..
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    ugh, am i the only one

    who thinks most of the people on this page are stuck up? like when someone uses the wrong there (their or theyre) sure it bugs me, but saying u,ur, and r? do you really think thats what people who write that way think its spelled? they most likely do not. sorry for ranting, but...
    pisslolita pisslolita 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I hate when people mix up these two words: Lose

    & Loose. How can they not know the difference? This knot is too loose. Please do not lose my book. I had better not lose that file.
    Pinkdreamsw8 Pinkdreamsw8 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Whiteboard Messages

    I joined an EP group called I value proper grammar and spelling.I received a whiteboard message that made me laugh and shake my head (thinking).Below is a copy of the dialog.To save this poor soul's face, I have changed his name to XYZ.Posted by XYZ on June 8th, 2011 at 12:01PMto...
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    There is something that always puzzled me.

    I trying to understand when people proofread my work, some people can follow what I'm trying to say while others can't. Some people I meet in my life have the most difficulty are people that is a English major. To me, the fact the person have the title English major, I would...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    English is not even my first language

    but I spell a lot better than many native speakers. Damn, get it right.
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    UGH! Total turn-off! It's hard to take people

    seriously or find them attractive when their grammar is so poor. I'm not from America but I make an effort to speak & write properly. (Unless it's a song / poetry).
    FresHeir FresHeir 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    I really hate when people talk like they are

    bashing random letters and numbers on their keyboard and call it grammar. "hey bby u want 2 tlk on kik" Not until I bash your idiotic brain in with a dictionary. Do people just not understand that phones with huge, clunky keyboards just don't exist anymore? They do but, you...
    InsomniacSinceDayOne InsomniacSinceDayOne 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    The grammar police are here to Serve

    and Correct. Anytime, Anywhere. If you correct people with bad grammar they will probably start using good grammar.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I don't claim to have perfect grammar,

    but it makes me angry to read posts on this experience with obvious grammatical errors. You should at least try. An ellipsis does not belong in your post here if you claim to have decent grammar. They are generally used in the middle of a quote where you left out information...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I absolutely hate it

    when people are grammatically incorrect. Especially when they haven't learnt to differentiate 'there' 'their' and 'they're'. Or 'your' and 'you're'. I mean I completely understand if English isn't your first language. Because English is ******* hard. BUT SOME STUPID PEOPLE...
    BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    Texting Has Spoilt Grammar

    Iam an indian and obviously English isnt my mothertongue. But somehow i have always had a passion for English. I spoke better than my peers and also wrote with lesser flaws.No wonder,i became an english teacher after doing my degrees.It pains me to see that writing in wrong...
    kriya31 kriya31 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    ladytesla ladytesla 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Several Times.....On The Internet

    Is it just me or is it painful to read poorly punctuated & grammatically errant posts & papers on the internet??? Sometimes I get so annoyed that I stop reading [them] all-together. Errors like that take away from the intended power behind the posting. *Update* Now for the ones...
    peace82 peace82 26-30, F 14 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    So nun of you untelligent folks post your bad

    grmmar on this here experience because I hate bad grmmar. It annoys me like you cant not believe!!!!
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I want to share my thought on something.

    I been thinking about all the various post here, stories I wrote, comments I wrote, and responses people given me. Despite grammar is very difficult for me as I have a learning disability I been thinking is there something I can relate to. Well I can comment one thing that...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Feb 23

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    I don't know why, I just feel

    that I should correct other people's punctuation, spelling, capitalization etc. LOL
    Ansonicchi Ansonicchi 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rethinking Grammar

    Ok, we know there are strict rules governing language usage. It pains the majority here when we read an awkward turn, a misspelled word and a misused phrase. We know it's not alright. Did you catch that because alright is all wrong? It's "all right" and not, according to strict...
    Kathryn1985 Kathryn1985 26-30, F 20 Responses May 31, 2011

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    -flips table- English!

    Come on guys, it isn't that hard!
    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I could never bring myself to have bad grammar.

    ..I am just a grammar nazi at heart.
    Rebecca12K Rebecca12K 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    The Comma

    Received a Funny CV recently. Incorrect use of the Comma can be very funny. Hobbies Reading, Photography, Watching Sport, Cooking Dogs, Gardening. Poor Dogs
    rgreener rgreener 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    I Despise It...

    Here is an example of something I read today on Facebook, concerning my high school. It made me want to vomit. Here: all yhu see iis peoplee weariinn T-shirtss (&)* hoodiess..were deyy do datt ahtt.? Onlyy chs! What?! It's very sad that I (try to) read things like this all the...
    LC87 LC87 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    Language

    Language defines us, and so bad language, bad grammar, defines us as poorly educated, or more likely, lazy in our speech and usage. The thing which shows mankind different to the animals isn't just freedom of choice, it is communicational reasoning. If you communicate poorly...
    bonizil bonizil 18-21, F Mar 12, 2013

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    Shared # 223 An Open Letter (copied From Pinterest.com)

    Dear People of the World I don't mean to sound slutty, but, please use me whenever you want. Sincerely, Grammar.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 12 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    I can't stand it when people say,

    "John and I..." in every instance. Ex. 1 - John and I fell into a ditch. Ex. 2 - That's what happened to John and I. WRONG. One ought to say, "That's what happened to John and me." There is a time to say, "... and I," and there is a time to say, "... and me." People are in...
    flavorshot flavorshot 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Like, I Just Do Not Bother, Like, Wiv Ppl Wiv Sloppy English On Ep, Like

    Nowadays, I just do not bother to read stories and confessions here on EP if the English is bad.  Some writing is sloppy and lazy.  I don't care about the odd speeeeelling mistake, the odd lost apostrophe and the like, but, like, when ppl rite like text speek, like, I...
    Bluegrass Bluegrass 46-50, F 38 Responses May 9, 2009

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    Sorry For The Incontinence

    These days, practically all electronic devices we use to compose messages have a spell check and/or grammar-check feature. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing".I have noticed, however, two potential problems: (1) you actually have to use them; and (2) you still need...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    Poor Title

    Should this group be titled "I Hate Poor Grammar"? lol
    embraced embraced 26-30, M 11 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    rocketman84 rocketman84 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Nit Picking Nonsense

    Ever since I joined this site this is one element that I detested,all of those so superior individuals whom criticize others over their spelling mistakes.For goodness sakes grow up will you,not everyone may be as well educated as yourselves however they ARE your equals whether or...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 39 Responses May 18, 2012

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    I just can't stand it.

    The internet and mobile devices seem to have made it worse. Now when people publish things they don't have to run it through an editor who promptly corrects and chastises their mistakes. They just hit publish, and it's instantly available to millions of people all over the world...
    astarael0 astarael0 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    Makes me skin crawl one of my many pet peeves.

    Granted I'm not a grammar god, with skills and might of Hercules. But I've seen foreigners have better grammar, punctuation, and spelling then those of which who had spent their lives inside of one country.
    Voraciousbookreader Voraciousbookreader 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    I have no talent for grammar and spelling. My greatest obstacle in writing is avoiding the run-on sentence. If it wasn't for the semicolon, nothing I write would ever make sense...