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I Hate the Spelling and Grammar Police

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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, 2014

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    It annoys me when people have nerve to attack

    someone for their grammar. They read a super long post and all they get from it is how the grammar is bad. Are you serious? There are a lot of people who have a hard time with english. First off most people on this site dont use english as their first language. Secondly there...
    xxladyjadedxx xxladyjadedxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    Seriously, **** you. I don't mind being

    corrected, so long as your intention is to help people. But too many people use these errors as an excuse to discredit valuable opinions and information.
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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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 gess that depens on what angel your looking

    at this from. If your suggesting that If I told u I take for granite people's bad grammer... More paciffically, how there allways thinking 'for all intensive purposes' is supposably correct... Then yeah...I hate that!
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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

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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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    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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    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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    yeah especially since very strongly believe

    ""language is a way of communication""and so it should remain ..so ..people dont understand that english is not the natural languag for many here..everyone tries to be good and a few mistakes should be pardoned and not checked to belittle someone!
    romell romell 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    I agree I hate spelling

    and grammar police
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M Dec 1, 2014

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    People who correct others spelling

    and grammar are doing this for many reasons. Some people correct grammar and spelling because there intelligence is good on that skill, they don't understand other peoples speed of learning. And some people correct your grammar or spelling because there intelligence is good on...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2014

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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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    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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    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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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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    Although I like to make sure

    that my grammar and spelling are correct (sometimes the odd mistake may appear) I don't judge others if they don't use proper grammar. Commenting on others posts to tell them that their grammar is poor is just pathetic and childish. Everyone is different. Yes it may annoy some...
    EmmaXP EmmaXP 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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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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    Alright. I am what they call a Grammar Nazi.

    .. But yeah I try so hard to shut up and don't say anything but sometimes I just can't. It's like a volcano and lava starts building up until it explodes. :S Hahah when people talk to me and it's written wrong I don't even focus on what the person's telling me I get the...
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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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 met an Asian woman on omegle yesterday. Surprisingly she had great grammar compared to hundreds of other people I've met online from many different countries. We had a nice talk...
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Someone blocked Mr and deleted a complete thread because they weren't mature enough to accept someone else's opinion. I don't mind the fact you disagree. You don't have the right...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I value good spelling and pronounciation and don't like reading work with incorrect grammar and spelling mistakes but in my case, I'm on my iPod and my spell checkers changes my...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Look, I realise people are human and make mistakes, but if you're gonna mark spelling or grammar mistakes harshly, please proofread the stuff you send us. I should not find "where...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M Jan 17

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    I hate when I go to spell something ( something will most likely be spelled wrong in here ) and my spell check doesn't work so I have to text the person back and spell it right...
    braydenlovesmusic braydenlovesmusic 13-15, M Jan 12

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    Because look at this study - women will always be better than men at it due to the structure of their brains. Research found that men tend to use one side of their brain...
    StepIntoMyOffice StepIntoMyOffice 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 11

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    Don't get me wrong..... I'm very good at spelling and decent at grammar. I do notice when there are mistakes. BUT... I'm not going to judge anyone on it. Nobody is perfect and...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 14

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    (from Wonkette.com)Here’s another reason why so many Americans love those who are dedicated to protecting and serving their community. Last December, Marine Corps Corporal...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    (from Wonkette.com) It has not been a banner year for our armed public servants from the City of New York. When we last left them, they were executing a two-pronged strategy to...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    So i was saying that a young native canadian girl was arrested by police . Said they were gunna take off her clothes , boots , and leave her in the wild , but first beat the...
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    So this guy came to visit my mom yesterday. I brought him drinks and as i was leaving, he spoke to me. Now, understand that English is my third language and that of everyone else...
    Dyliar Dyliar 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Bad spelling is irritating. It shows a lack of education and an immaturity. Most people to any writing or correspondence on a computer and most have spell checks. Use it! Bad...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can deal with others bad spelling, what get me is my horrible spelling. I have a decent vocabulary but I find myself limited to what spellcheck can understand. I'm so thankful...
    Sandstorm32 Sandstorm32 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My dad always made sure that his family was happy and healthy. But sad part is is that he's nothing but a big, fat bully. Does he care? Not really. As long he has hurt someone...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Just heard my cousin (24) was in a car accident yesterday. New Years. She got toasted and got in her car and drove away with the state police, university police, and city police...
    Gayminniemouse Gayminniemouse 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    This is my true story.Three months ago,i called police about my ex has been domestic violence me.But Police didn't believed me.They even tortured and sexual harrasmented to me..omg...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Not long ago, I was walking into my local village when I was stopped by police. They searched me at the side of the road and demanded to see my ID. I handed them a drivers licence...
    AmnesiaPlease AmnesiaPlease 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I hate people who abuse you but try and masquerade and parade around it as if it's 'thoughtfulness.' Everytime I talk my mum gives me a look as if I am crazy. and No I don't say...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    On Jan 27, 2010; I was sitting in a McDonalds off of Lamar and Runberg of Austin, TX when a large Caucasian man in hunting gear came up and began bothering me. When I refused to...
    trnwill trnwill 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I dine with my grammar school for 50 years.... nobody knows what you are talking about ladies... Nobody every knows....
    disloyalex444 disloyalex444 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I have a degree in English composition and linguistics. I think when writing one should use proper grammar. But, when speaking one should use the colloquial of the audience.
    mickeymic mickeymic 46-50, M Jan 10

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    I was recently editing a Wiki article, and another user corrected a sentence I typed. The editor made some mistakes of his own, but I'm not sure whether or not I was wrong in the...
    DoctorOBlivion DoctorOBlivion 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 17

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    I love using proper grammar, but I also think that writing in terms of slang isn't so bad sometimes.
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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