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I Hate Bad Grammar

There? Their? They're? - get it right, dammit! 15,064 People

    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I judge people on their grammar.

    I know it's bad, but I just can't help myself. If I get a message without punctuation or decent spelling I refuse to answer it, I mean, how are you supposed to hold a conversation with that person? I don't like to think of myself as a grammar nazi, I'm more of a grammar snob.
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 25, 2015

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    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    Call me a grammar Nazi

    but it is one of my pet peeves. I mean, grammar is essential throughout our entire lives and you can't take the time to figure the difference between their and there? Come on, now...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    I am feeling particularly annoyed by the bad

    grammar in posts and messages here. We all went to school. If you didn't master the rules back then, I am sure there must be an online tutorial to assist you. Learn the difference between there, their and they're, between too and to, dispense with "would of" and "should of...
    Sharpcookie Sharpcookie 61-65, F 4 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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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 13 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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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 38 Responses May 18, 2012

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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 2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    Or more accurate: I hate it

    when people don't care about proper grammar and spelling. If you make some mistakes due to something not being your first language or being tired or distracted, I can forgive some mistakes. But I can't stand nor understand people who just don't care about spelling or grammar...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    If you have terrible grammar,

    I will more than likely not respond. This includes strangers on the internet, friends, and family. You have all been through elementary school. You should know how to write by now. I will not respond to complete nonsense.
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    I hate trying to read/decypher a post

    that makes absolutely no sense. I realize that it makes perfect sense in the mind of the person that posted it but the act of trying to convey a message to someone is lost. I hate it so much more when I do it. It's a good idea to read your posts before posting them to see if...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    When someone creates a group I expect them to

    at least spell the title correctly. A few moments ago I clicked on someone's profile and saw he was a member of the group "I Believe Naught Girls Should Be Punished". Really? He believes zero girls should be punished! That is very magnanimous of him.
    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 5 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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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 17 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    Sharpcookie Sharpcookie 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2015

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    Here are a couple tips I'd like to share with

    hopes of making the world more grammatically correct place. 1. Who vs whom. If the answer is he or she, the question is, "who." If the answer is him or her, the question is, "whom." 2. Affect vs effect. Use, "impact" for either, in most cases. Impact can be a verb or a noun...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 17, 2015

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    While my grammar has its flaws,

    I can not stand when peeple put, absolutelley no effirt , into, keepin there're w0rds and senteNces in order. I don't expect everyone to understand every detail about grammar(because I sure don't), but it would be nice if we could drop the slang, and avoid shortening words, into...
    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 3, 2015

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    I'm no grammar or spelling nazi.

    I also don't care about typos & usually don't even need you to correct them to understand you. I also don't mind short text phrases or words, like "ppl", "prolly", "tho" & "wyd"... But I have a HUGE problem if you ALWAYS use single letters/numbers to represent entire words just...
    PollyAmoreMMF PollyAmoreMMF 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    it really drives me crazy

    when people don't use punctuation or even capitalize the right words I can't handle too much of it and I refuse to save words without apostrophes to my dictionary on my phone so I will leave that good grammar there even though I'm showing an example of bad grammar it really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 17, 2015

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    There. Their. They're.

    Do you know the difference?
    deleted deleted 26-30 25 Responses May 7, 2015

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    If I hear one more person say "bae"

    or "or nah" I will lose it.
    KnightSolaire KnightSolaire 18-21, M 34 Responses May 9, 2015

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    I cannot stand bad grammar!

    If you write like an idiot, I will block you.
    QueenBee479 QueenBee479 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    Poor Title

    Should this group be titled "I Hate Poor Grammar"? lol
    embraced embraced 31-35, M 17 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    I do love to suck on a sexy young lady's toes

    and all but I two like to be forced by a man that ant worry about what if you tell some body I dream of being out of gas and having to walk in my short dress ànd kick *** heels hair in pig tails and no body was telling then a older man stop asking if I needed a ride yes I got...
    sweetpinkrick sweetpinkrick 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I was an English Major.

    Bad grammar is like raking one's nails down a chalkboard.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    Gah. "Lose" and "Loose",

    I wish people would learn the difference. My inner Grammar Nazi goes bananas when someone gets it wrong.
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 18 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    People who write your instead of you're.

    The ones who write to instead of too or two. When they write there instead of their or they're. Ugh I'm sorry if you're one of them but it just really bothers me. Sorry
    VasquezM VasquezM 16-17, F 23 Responses Apr 5, 2015

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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, 2014

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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 10 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    I need to work on my English,

    because I still make a lot of mistakes. I don't want to use the fact that this is the 3rd language I'm learning as an excuse. I want to write and speak it perfectly. So, if you see any mistake on my sentences, don't hesitate and correct me. I'll appreciate it, because you will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    I thought this was worth sharing in this group.

    An English professor wrote the words: "A woman without her man is nothing" on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly. All the male students in the class wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing." All the females in the class wrote: "A woman...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 6 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    so I went too this collage in newyork ,

    and i took this english class they had their because u know, its part of the prerecs or what ever but like, I knew alot of people there who was just really mean about it when I saw students make mistakes in english and I don't like it either but like I think we should be at least...
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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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 22-25, M 25 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    I will engage. I will talk about many things.

    I will even tittilate. But please please please be literate.
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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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'm sorry, I just can't stand it.

    I understand we all make mistakes but question marks and commas are a must for me.
    brisadeverano brisadeverano 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    What truly annoys me is

    when people say, "conversating" instead of "conversing."
    peepmoo peepmoo 18-21 5 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    Grammar: the difference between knowing your

    sh** and knowing you're sh**.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 28, 2015

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    A Simple Grammar Lesson: Your dinner versus

    You're dinner. One leaves you nourished, the other leaves you dead. Correct grammar, it saves lives.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 19 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    I have pretty decent grammar.

    :) It's the spelling that gets me though . Auto correct sucks , really , so I just spell the word the way it sounds ...
    kittenmajor kittenmajor 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses May 10, 2014

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    "Never make fun of someone

    who speaks broken English. It means they know another language." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
    QueenOfQuirkx QueenOfQuirkx 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    I hate to sound pretentious,

    but the amount of illiteracy on EP makes me want to throw up a little.
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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    I don't hate the average missed period

    or little things like that but I do hate this... Lol ftw ttyl omg ilu lawl..... It's a little bit annoying to me, but not really.
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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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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