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I Hate Bad Grammar

There? Their? They're? - get it right, dammit! 14,032 People

    I just read a series of posts written by a

    teenage girl. In each one she announces to the world that she wants attention by stating, "Please talk to me, I'm board." I suppose I am supposed to talk to her because she is made of wood? She is the amazing board girl! Coming soon to a freak show near you!
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 13

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    It sometimes really annoys me

    that half the people on this site are adults who can't spell for their lives. And no one seems to be able to tell the difference between "your" and "you're," "its" and "it's," and "to" and "too." It's disgraceful.
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 25

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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...
    HootieBootieInLuv HootieBootieInLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses May 31, 2011

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    ILYMatthewEspinosa ILYMatthewEspinosa 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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    There is one type of bad grammar I let slide

    for myself (and others, of course). I know the proper pronoun for any dog is "it", but I always refer to a dog as "him" or "her". I don't even think of it as bad grammar. I really don't get why it shouldn't be that way, anyway. Some people like to know the gender of the dog. If...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I have bad grammar! But I don't care,

    I'm who I am. :) Don't ever try to change me teachers... :p
    LRxIce LRxIce 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 13

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    i hait it wen ppl hav bad grammer its leik wi

    wood u doo that khfdukdfukduktktduktskyrdjlyv
    Shadowblade8 Shadowblade8 13-15, M 7 Responses Jun 13

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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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    chrisfer chrisfer 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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 h8 wen ppl talk lik tis its relly annoyin No

    proper capitalization, apostrophe, periods, etc. I call it lazy text.
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 2 Responses Jul 1

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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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    Poor Title

    Should this group be titled "I Hate Poor Grammar"? lol
    embraced embraced 26-30, M 13 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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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 29 Responses Jun 9

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    Uh-uh, no, It is NOT REAL BAD.

    I believe the words you're looking for are REALLY BADLY! Gosh, I hate when people make that mistake. ADVERBS, PEOPLE!
    anyafrost anyafrost 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    So I confess.....I do my best to use correct

    grammar, appropriately placed apostrophes and I might even attempt to make a particular point with the use of a long word! I can't help seeing someone else's poor grammar and wonder why they didn't choose to make the effort! I know this makes me a bad person...
    sowerbys sowerbys 46-50, M 2 Responses May 17

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    Okay…I admit I have used the phrase who's

    instead of whose before, but I swear I am not trying to be a hypocrite…I just hate when people type things like the obvious your/you're and their/there/they're…I don't mind abbreviations of words like because-bc ect. though
    haleybug81399 haleybug81399 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    Your: shows possession You're: You are* Their:

    again, shows possession There: over there, under there, thru there etc... They're: They are* Then: cause and effect Than: comparison "More prettier" "Most prettiest" It's one or the the other. Either use more/most or add er/est. Oh. My. F#cking. God. It's not that hard. I...
    Rzrbldksss81 Rzrbldksss81 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 7

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=8Gv0H-vPoDc&feature=youtu.be So freaking funny...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 16

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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 20 Responses May 13

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    I text people like I would type a letter.

    Why people feel the need to change words and leave out letters baffles me. It takes the same amount of time to spell you're as your.
    SaraNow SaraNow 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 9

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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 ignorantly use grammar.
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 17 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I hate bad grammar so much.

    If I read something, and someone can't talk or write right, I get so pissed. It's not that hard. This is why people need to pay attention in school.
    YouShouldHaveKilledMe YouShouldHaveKilledMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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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 7 Responses Feb 11

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    minicupcakes minicupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Most of the grammar mistakes I find are from

    people who are 30 and up. Come on guys, if I know the difference between their, they're, and there, you should too.
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    I have bad grammar, and I hate it.

    I'll be saying something to someone hoping that they'll at least understand what I'm trying to say. When I talk out loud, I'm pretty confident, but my confidence is lost in a split second if someone says "what?" or asks me to repeat what I've said. After that, I'll maybe say a...
    JoeyBro JoeyBro 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    Pay Attention!!!

    I'm not trying to be mean, but I'm so tired of opening my messages and having 30 messages that I can't even read - that I have to attempt to decipher. From now on, I won't do that. I'll just press delete and block. If you're going to write me a message, you need to be able...
    bayoucougarforplay bayoucougarforplay 31-35, F 22 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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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 3 Responses Feb 2

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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 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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    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 5 Responses Aug 3

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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 read about Weird Al Yankovic's latest single

    release and had to watch the video on YouTube. I think this should be the theme song for anyone in this group! :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc
    Reboot153 Reboot153 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 29

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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 27 Responses Jul 30

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    There's so many experiences here

    that I relate to, but most of them have bad grammar, which makes me not "me too" them...
    daisyfields daisyfields 13-15, F 1 Response May 29

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    Grammar is important.

    For instance, a simple comma can save lives: Let's eat grandpa. Let's eat, grandpa. See?
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 30

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    Board and bored are two very different words

    with very different meanings. It kills me when people cannot differentiate between the two when constructing a sentence. Ugh!!!!
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

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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 22-25, F 20 Responses May 14

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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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    That moment when you're reading through 'I Hate

    Bad Grammar' experiences and you immediately check for bad grammar. Unless badder grammar is purposefully done. Then that's just funny.
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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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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    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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    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 14 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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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 18 Responses May 1

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    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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    For all you GrammarNazis out there,

    this is definitely better than the original! As lame as it can possibly get, then again, I'm still laughing. 'Word Crimes'- Weird Al Yankovic http://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc
    atikin atikin 18-21, F a week ago

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    Salma96 Salma96 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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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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    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I mean it's annoying I'll give you an example of what I hate. Wen u spek lyk dis u can gt rally annoyin. I mean fair enough if English isn't your first language otherwise it's just...
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 31

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