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I Hate Bad Grammar

There? Their? They're? - get it right, dammit! 14,306 People

    Sorry but I find it such a big turn off

    and honestly I can't take people seriously with bad grammar
    theorangefreak theorangefreak 16-17, F 15 Responses May 8

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    numba1sublimefan numba1sublimefan 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 27

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    ILYMatthewEspinosa ILYMatthewEspinosa 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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    I'll never forget when I received a graded

    essay back and the teacher wrote "gramar= 9/10" on it! Ironic
    foreversmiling14 foreversmiling14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I was on my way home one day from the markets

    with my 4 year old daughter. Needless to say some hoodlums were using street slang . My daughter wouldn't stop crying after hearing their poorly spoken english. After that day she couldn't sleep and wouldn't eat her cabbage. So I had to institutionalise her. Don't forget good...
    JohnoCA JohnoCA 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    "Let me just acknowledge

    that the function of grammar is to make language as efficient and clear and transparent as possible. But if we’re all constantly correcting each other’s grammar and being really snotty about it, then people stop talking because they start to be petrified that they’re going...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 8 Responses Nov 21

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    cnt staind ppl who right Like dis.

    Like dis. Lyke dish. Lol
    GlamChic GlamChic 18-21, F 16 Responses Feb 1

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    Come on, it's really not

    that hard to correctly type out a sentence... Especially with technology now a days.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 25 Responses Jul 30

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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 11 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    My teachers use bad grammar sometimes.

    I thought they would know better.
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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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 14 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    Your-belonging to "Your mom is.

    .." "Your house is..." You're-contraction for, "you are." "You're beautiful." "You're intelligent." It annoys me when a guy says, "Your beautiful." I think it's kind but it'd be kinder and cute if he didn't say it in as if my name is, "Beautiful."
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    rejextharry rejextharry 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 20

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    Seriously universal dimwits,

    English isn't that hard of a language! When it's your first language, how hard is it to get the whole your/ you're and their/ they're right? (Except when autocorrect on a not-so-smartphone apparently, messes it up if you type fast enough!)
    atikin atikin 18-21, F 23 Responses Jun 16

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    I hate to see people texting me with crazy crap

    like: U r a qt What is your point that seems so ignorant or when people type like this Wats up bbe Get a dictionary and type out the words 😡
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Someone spelled Enough "enuff" in an e-mail at

    work. Managers and Supervisors were on this e-mail, in fact he is a Supervisor! Never a dull moment!
    Smilechik Smilechik 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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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 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I'm sorry but if you are over the age of 18

    and you type like a 6 year old please do me a favor and don't message me. I really am a nice person and I love talking and meeting new people but I am tired of struggling to understand people.
    MoostacheKitteh MoostacheKitteh 26-30, F 36 Responses Oct 16

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    Okay, if someone were using an old cell phone

    that only had a number pad then I would understand messages like "how r u" However, when someone is using a computer or smartphone, as I assume nearly everyone posting on this site is, then I cannot understand why some people don't actually spell out words and use punctuation...
    CarmenBear CarmenBear 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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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 15 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    My friend broke up with her boyfriend

    because he has the grammar of a third grader and he was talking about what college he was going to, and spelled it wrong. So now we say it like he spelled it. So now it's 'collage', 'universitay', 'edumication', and 'degray'.
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17 18 Responses May 13

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    If I see one more person write something with

    numbers as letters, I'm going to blow a gasket.
    rosaf rosaf 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 8

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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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    "you is very butiful",

    nice to meet you?, WHAT KIND OF SH!T IS THAT!!
    butterflysplurge123 butterflysplurge123 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 14

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    There is just NO excuse

    for this when auto correct and spell check exists. The whole your vs you're, they're vs their vs there, and where vs wear vs we're are my biggest pet peeves!
    Smoray100 Smoray100 22-25, F 27 Responses Jun 9

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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 31-35, M 6 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    My English is fairly good,

    but I have trouble with jargon and streetwise talk. I really struggle to understand what I'm being asked if it's not a clear conversational sentence.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I took a walk around the urban jungle

    and I hear professional business men talking like they never went to school, example: "you don't got none of the stocks I was looking for" something like that...
    TormentedSaint TormentedSaint 13-15, M Oct 23

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    I'm reading a bunch of morons argue on Facebook

    about a news post and I seriously think that I've seen it all now. "There is a big DIFFERENT'S between a real gun and a fake one." It honestly amazes me how stupid people are! That isn't a mere typo, it's 100% pure stupidity.
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 24

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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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    Here's my lazy *** "story".

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling Ta-daa!
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 27

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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 37 Responses May 18, 2012

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    americanwitch americanwitch 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Whenever I get messages on here

    that say, "hey how r u" or something similar, I have to ignore them. It can't be that hard to type, "Hey, how are you?" Spelling things out can really make all the difference!
    mandamooki mandamooki 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    When people say ain't,

    more better, no nothing, or anything like that, I die a little more inside
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 17 Responses May 1

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    Note: this started as a response to somebody

    else's rant. When I'm off the phone and on the computer, I'll attribute it properly and add a link. I write and edit for a living. You would think I - of all people - would be constantly ranting on this topic. No. I know I'd be preaching to the converted (maybe 10% of the...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 20 Responses Oct 25

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    I don't like using slang

    or abbreviating words. I think it shows that you really don't care for the conversation. I always feel that especially online where you are communicating words are important to convey feeling and meaning. The point can quickly be lost with slang terms. The language itself is...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 18

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    Poor Title

    Should this group be titled "I Hate Poor Grammar"? lol
    embraced embraced 26-30, M 14 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    Is anyone as bad as I am

    when reading EP posts and mentally correcting as many improper grammar errors as possible?!
    honestcloud honestcloud 26-30, F 18 Responses May 14

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    What absolutely drives me crazy is missing

    punctuation. I had some weird user message me saying "Does mom wear pantyhose" He meant, "Does your mom wear pantyhose?" Which is a very weird and inappropriate question to ask, especially without any context. I also got "cool can i see face pic" I'm at the point where all I...
    GayCharlie GayCharlie 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I aint no... your welcome.

    .. What is so hard about speaking normal English?!
    tamilola tamilola 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    Knows what's i'm sayin .

    .. Don't aks me wise it bodrs me , knows what I'm sayin... buts it's cuz yo... Yknows, cuz is how we's do.. Is its be ignerents ... ??? And noo its not racist, errrbody be talkin dat way... Imagine this countries progress in 20yrs ... Ugh... Didn't we all take English in school...
    Lipzlori3 Lipzlori3 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    "Your" Dog got away. "You're" Upset.

    I saw it over "There". Over at "Their" House. Not that hard honestly.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses May 10

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    And I hate, how people have to make

    such a big fuss over it. I mean, It's very rude to look down on someone just because of there "grammar". I'm shocked there so many people in this group. Most of your username's aren't even real words. And quite using swear words if you're going to be like that, those aren't...
    Huskyforders Huskyforders 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    small5paul small5paul 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    Why is it so difficult to find people

    who can type and speak properly? How hard is it to add a comma where it is needed, capitalize the first letter in a sentence, or add the appropriate punctuation mark? Goodness. Edit: Some of you have expressed the opinion that "It's only EP." I would like to clarify that...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 44 Responses 3 days ago

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    chrisfer chrisfer 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 14

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    "I want to go to there" - 30 Rock (Tina Fey).

    I love this, still makes me laugh.
    sbell08 sbell08 26-30, F Sep 24

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    Grammar, Spelling, And Punctuation Are Important To Me!

    I am nice to pretty much everyone on here, okay? I'm a pretty happy-go-lucky girl. I will talk to you about anything as long as you are polite and know how to speak/type correctly. Here are some examples of badly written sentences that I do not reply to: *** sorry didnt know im...
    MissMotie MissMotie 22-25, F 11 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Conversate is not a ******* word.

    I hate it when people say that!!!!
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 27

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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 makes mistakes, I know. I'm talking about those cases where it's obvious the speaker/writer didn't try or doesn't care. Put another...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F Aug 23

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    Adsodjuration. Literally the worst spelling of

    exaggeration I have ever seen.
    BlossomOfWinterfell BlossomOfWinterfell 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 9