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I Hate the Spelling and Grammar Police

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    I Like Language But...

    I don't judge others on how they use it, -apart- from txt spk in normal conversation, that's silly, but cute... *smiles* Good day!
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Chamberlane Chamberlane 70+, M 3 Responses May 21, 2013

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    Mispell By Choice

    Some words I prefer to spell a certain way. Like the word awsome. I know it is spelled awesome, but awsome is more awsome, and people still get the point. Meow, miu, nya.
    ZarDashi ZarDashi 18-21, M Jul 14, 2013

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    Google Chrome And My Computer Pissed Me Off September Wednesday 21, 2011 4:00 Am

    At around September Wednesday 21, 2011 at around after 4:00 AM, I was trying to make a comment. I was trying to find the word: "Ally or Allie" Synonymous to "A Friend". But I was putting down: "Aliegh" And trying to see what Google Chrome's Spell Checker had for suggestions: "Ali...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Sep 21, 2011

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    I wrote this as a comment to someone

    who commented and hearted me, and I thought it would be a great post. I have a spelling bee win in my past and refuse to get huffy about misspelled words. If it affects my understanding of what they are trying to tell me, it is simple. I just ask them what they mean. So many...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response May 14

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    I Don't Mind Those Who Will Understand. It's The Obdurate People In Their Ego Pretentious Bias Attitude

    I don't mind those who will understand. It's the Obdurate People in their Ego Pretentious Bias Attitude that want 100% and saying there isn't any excuses. When in this life there is excuses for a lot of things for not always being perfect. I do try. But there are those I...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Feb 19, 2010

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    Memory Of Words Do Not Stay In My Brain With Memory

    There has been lots of English Words that I have tried to Memorize how they should be spelled. But a lot of these Words do not stay Memorized with me. The learning and memory of such words are not always working on staying memorized and lots of times I try to look words up in...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    I Hate Spelling And Grammar Police

    Spelling and grammar police,There's nothin' worse,I hate 'em,My grammar and spelling,It's not the best,However,It gets the message through,That's enough for me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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    Just Sod Off

    I am fed up of people on here that think theyre teachers. OK I cant spell fine I get it but you can usually understand what Im saying.Maybe theyre the thick ones if they cant?
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 26-30, F Aug 27, 2013

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    This One Person...

    There's this one person who was stupid enough to start a mini troll war against me just because I didn't know that it's and its are two entirely different things. The latter is a more possessive version of it and the former is used with an apostrophee and it's a way of saying it...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    I don't correct others in spelling

    and grammar unless they ask me to. If I can understand them, no need to get all huffy about it. The unofficial police need to be reminded that there may be judgment put on them one day for something someone else doesn't like about them. Meantime, I saw this just seconds ago on...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response May 14

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    We Knowe Their Fragyle Poelpe!

    Yes, I've just been forumming on a facebook group, never came across such grammer fascists before. I normally pride myself on my normally excellent spelling and grammer but sometimes, bad things happen - I forgot to put 1 apostrophe in one of my sentences and 'whoooa'! I was...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    Irritating

    Thats what it is. I used to think it was a good thing to correct others grammer or spelling, but since I started English 101 (Composition) for college this year, I'm learning that correcting others mistakes can **** them off badly. Imagine how you'd feel if you spent a week on a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 29, 2009

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    I Enjoy Policing...

    ...myself as these were among my greatest talents in school - but it's not right to criticize others, as they may, like some dear friends of mine, have dyslexia or other problems, or those things simply may not come easy for them no matter how they try. I never forget that there...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Sep 27, 2012

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    With A Passion

    I have seen many good, lighthearted and fun comments and conversations turn sour because of someone else policing someone's grammar and spelling. I myself won a spelling bee before but I still make mistakes when I type. I got so good with English class in school that I was...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Dec 26, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    One Of The Most Annoying Things Ever. My Friend Keeps Spelling "Thought" As "Fort" -.- Just Stop... Please...
    KawaiiMushmew KawaiiMushmew 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I can not standdddddddd when people spell things incorrectly. Especially on purpose. Or misuse a word like their there and they're. You get the gist... Like, why are you even...
    dreammassive dreammassive 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Please don't write to me if you're going to use bad grammar. It's not very attractive.
    Sparklyjuly Sparklyjuly 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 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 5 Responses Jul 13

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    I don't care!! i kinda have bad grammar _|_
    Salma96 Salma96 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm sorry but if you have bad grammar & spell words such as With - wid That - dat Though - doe Or use the wrong your or there Or even if you just don't make any sense what so...
    aaaxaaa aaaxaaa 18-21, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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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    Its something that has been ingrained in me since childhood.
    minicupcakes minicupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    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...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 13

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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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    It's B-E-F-O-R-E not b4!! This is not bingo!!!!!
    BossiRossi BossiRossi 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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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...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    Reboot153 Reboot153 36-40, M 2 days ago

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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 31 Responses 1 day ago

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    People please take a moment to read this. Okay, so I can stand the usual "how r u doin" type stuff, but there's a line between fast-texting/messaging and horrid grammar/spelling...
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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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 11 hrs ago

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    Grammar, punctuation and spelling are important, even for old perverts like me.
    shouldIquestionmark shouldIquestionmark 46-50, M Jul 13

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    It drives me crazy when people claim to be "grammar nazis" and use the words to, two, too, there, their, and they're wrong. I don't claim to be a grammar nazi. To be honest, I...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    Well I hate my neighbors even more now I supposed to receive a shipment last Wednesday never received it. So I called UPS I told them I looked at my neighbors porches and I didn't...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    In many parts of this forum, we have valuable contributions from sources that may surprise us. I am referring to the insulted ocker bogans who simply cannot bear to hear the truth...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I hate when people can't use proper grammar OR when they can't form a function sentence. If Your older then 34 I expect You to form a proper fuxking sentence!!!!
    Daddysdirtyslave Daddysdirtyslave 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I value proper grammar and give am respect for those who chose to do it consistently. I admit that I am quite the slacker sometimes. Sometimes, I do not care what my grammar...
    jaylow13 jaylow13 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I spent the last 11 years spending my entire life savings in a long, drawn out custody battle for my son, who I lost custody of to my ex-wife when he was two. On July 4, 2010 I...
    OneLostFather OneLostFather 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I moved from the South up to Wisconsin to be closer to my family. Don't get me wrong, a lot of the locals are nice to me, but I hate the weather, (in the 50s in the middle of july...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jul 15

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    Okay I live in Michigan and the age to consent to sex is 16 I'm guessing that's with any age but below 16. Anyways this 42 year old police officer who lives in Canada came over the...
    cupcakes38 cupcakes38 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Okay I live in Michigan I was 17 now 18 at the time and the age to consent to sex is 16 I'm guessing that's with any age but below 16. Anyways this 42 year old police officer who...
    cupcakes38 cupcakes38 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I felt bad about only putting up the last post about littering - I only was a litter vigilante like that once... (but it was empowering) Anyway, so I always bring a spare bag with...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jul 12

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    I hate auto correct... 😕 don't get me wrong it's useful when you make a spelling mistake and it corrects it for out but it's when it replaces a word with something you don't...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I don't know how to start this, i know she is mentally stable but these words are to describe her; cunning, vulgar, inadequate, shameful and obnoxious...... She is the reason I...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    My husband's ex has caused us years of hassle - when we met they were still meeting up at her house. Every time he tried to end it with her, she harmed herself and even attempted...
    bebyvee bebyvee 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I cringe when someone I'm attracted to uses poor grammar. I can't help it. It's a fricking deal breaker.
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm a grammar nazi, and I'm happy to say it. Thirteen is the age to join Experience Project, that mean there's no reason you haven't been taught proper English by then.
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc ^^ This song describes it perfectly. Plus it's a great song :D Bad grammar leaves a bad first impression. Seriously, SPEAK ENGLISH...