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I Hate the Spelling and Grammar Police

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Lol. Too right. World in crisis.

    And they only correct our spelling. Then possibly add propaganda tips. Like how to be them. Instead of fixing pains. They create more. Lmao. Sigh.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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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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    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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    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 1

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 Jul 30

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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...
    mandamooki mandamooki 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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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...
    atikin atikin 18-21, F a week ago

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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...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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 Jul 25

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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 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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    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...
    Rzrbldksss81 Rzrbldksss81 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 7

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    Are there even any humans in the world today? I have always thought it is empathy that makes people humane, relating to each other; an inherent trait, as we as homo-sapiens are...
    Skullix Skullix 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    im sorrie bt it is nt ok 2 speel lyk dis all d time. it makes u look uneducamomblated n it puts me off replying in conversations. lyk, if ur jus tweaking ur grammer a lil to add a...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 15 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It drives me to distraction when people don't spell or use grammar correctly it doesn't take long to check your message before posting.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    Now I don't pretend to be an English teacher but it is so annoying when I am interested in someone's story but I cant FREAKING understanding what they are saying because of...
    2little2late 2little2late 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I realize that commenting on this will probably make me appear to be a snob, but incorrect spelling and grammar irks me. I have one of those brains that sees the errors easily...
    ThatBrandonGuy ThatBrandonGuy 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have always been pretty good at spelling, and I know others may struggle with it, but c'mon people, make an effort. I play a few multiplayer phone games that involve lots of...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 1 Response Aug 3

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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    Some folks seem to build themselves up by finding Fault with others spelling& grammer mistakes--For some--that seems to be more important than what people actually say! Not...
    jettys jettys 56-60 1 Response Aug 3

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    Actually I hate it. When people add an extra z or an s to a word. Wtf how unnecessary. Please kids correct your spelling now! Idiocracy is already taking over nooooo
    aburns aburns 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I have become obsessed with pulling out spelling mistakes in everything I read. I mostly hate when I do it, because it was usually a small mistake, which irks me I even made it.
    lollilover lollilover 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I think saying I hate my parents is a bit over exaggerated. I feel like my parents are strangers is a more accurate statement. While I have never been in the horrible situation of...
    SoYeah123 SoYeah123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I'm a gamer, and I'll tell you now, I come across more people that can't speak proper English than I do people who can. This is speaking for people where it's their main language...
    Inadine Inadine 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I'm a spelling and a grammar nazi!!! Come on people learn to and put it into practice PLEASE!!!!!!
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    Hello, my name is Diane and I am a junior at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. After the recent news concerning Mike Brown/Ferguson and police brutality, and reading about the...
    deekayyy deekayyy 18-21, F 3 days ago

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