I Think People Should Learn How to Spell

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    I'm dyslexic, and I wor...

    I'm dyslexic, and I work hard to spell things properly. If I can do it, people without learning disabilities can do it.
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    Dec 30, 2007

    And That Includes Me

    A few months ago, I had a disturbing realization. While working on a crossword puzzle, I kept running into the same problem. I knew the correct answer...but I couldn't spell it.Talk about your wake-up call!  Thinking about it, I also realized that I had been avoiding my paper...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2012

    Me Included

    Since the advent of the spell check I have become lazy with the spelling... Used to be able to spell very well and could spell almost any word. However with the convenience of the spell check in almost everything now days. it is easy to let those skill become dull and then you...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Oct 13, 2010

    And Not Just Spelling Either..

     There's nothing more annoying than trying to read something riddled w/ poor spelling. Or worse still the dreaded run-on sentence. Gah! But poor spelling is like a chuck-hole in the road.  Combine poor spelling with crummy penmanship and instant Headache! Ouch! The...
    Gorehound Gorehound
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Apr 4, 2008

    It Is Irritating

    I think that the most irritating thing is when people mix up "your" and "you're".  One is yours, one you are.  Get it straight.  Maybe we should have Peggy Hill teach grammar? 
    WaitingFor WaitingFor
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2008

    Mee Two

    Ya know what I hate? When people say "a million and a half dollars." ($1,000,000.50) when they mean "One and a half million dollars." ($1,500,000.00)
    JennaTalia JennaTalia
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 9, 2009

    Most of Them Won't, Though...

    Most of them won't, though.  The world is changing, and when you can communicate regardless of misspellings there is no incentive to learn to spell properly.  I still look for good spelling and writing skills, though, when I'm choosing what to read, whether on a message...
    Mandragora Mandragora
    46-50, F
    Oct 26, 2007

    Me included. My spelling has definitely

    gotten worse over the past few years. Throw autocorrect in there and computer spell check, I mean, we really don't have to "know" how to spell anymore. But we should... It is still very important.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    It Changes The Meaning Entirely

    "Your Welcome" vs "You're Welcome" "Your Welcome" refers to a greeting that you possess. For example, "When I arrived home, your welcome was perfect. I love when you answer the door naked." WHEREAS "You're Welcome" is what we say in response to a "Thank You." I do...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2012


    seriously how are you meant to understand 'yh il c u 2mz'???? that's a simple example, but some of them make no sense! it gets on my nerves!
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2007

    I know some supervisors

    that don't care if words are misspelled. Adults with that kind of attitude should learn why spelling is important.
    Need2cupee Need2cupee
    51-55, M
    Jan 15, 2016

    Lazy Bums

    I am dyslexic. Severely dyslexic. I can't see letters straight . I misspell everything the first time I write it. I work my tuchas off, and have my whole life, to be able to spell anything properly. I LOVE spell check. I get typos, I can understand that you make a...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2007


    Brilliant group!!!! I could not resist joining!! It's so distasteful to read things that are clearly written with a complete abandon to any attempt of being correct. The occasional typo, or even spelling error is normal, but when even in THE TITLE of their question, or story...
    Evania Evania
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2010

    Seriously People...

    Ok, ok I'm so amused right now... Don't spell your question wrong, without proper grammar and spelling and THEN message me with the WORST spelling and grammar I and everyone else has EVER seen! Seriously it makes you look sooooo bad, its the funniest thing of life! Instead of...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2009

    Use Firefox

    It has built-in spell check!
    ThisIsNotBilly ThisIsNotBilly
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Aug 16, 2007

    This Is Irritating For Me.

    I find it distracting to talk to people online who "simplify" their text. I'm talking about the ppl who tlk liek dis, u no? I may not say anything about it, but just know, it annoys me to no end.
    immaheidi immaheidi
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

    Euroenglish (joke!)

    The  European  Commission  have  just  announced  an agreement  whereby English will be the official language  of the EU, rather  than German, which was  the  other  possibility. As part of  the  negotiations...
    Perturbee Perturbee
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2010

    It Drives Me Insane!

    I will be reading a great piece, only I will not be able to appreciate its magnificence because PEOPLE CAN'T SPELL!!! I'm obsessive compulsive, and nothing bothers me worse than wrongly spelled words and grammar errors. If you can't spell it, don't use it at all.
    conceptual conceptual
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Dec 31, 2008

    It Is the Worst Thing For Me T...

    It is the worst thing for me to see people's misuse of the English language. I can understand if they simply do not know any better, but it bothers me when people DO know better and refuse to use their better senses. It bothers me because it is watching someone waste their...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 26, 2007

    I Think This Is a Stupid Group

    I think this is a stupid group... when you consider that some people are dyslexic or have another impairment... That's without people that have not been fortunate enough to get a good education... And then you get British people telling Americans how to spell correctly when...
    GoodGuy34 GoodGuy34
    31-35, M
    12 Responses Apr 4, 2008

    I Think They Should, But I ...

    I think they should, but I can understand the problem with it, I'm 35yrs old and sometimes I still have to get out the dictionary to make sure I'm spelling things right.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2008

    If you do not know how to spell,

    do not ''wing it'' or count on ''spell check''. There is a wonderful invention at our fingertips which is fail proof. It's called a dictionary.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 2, 2016

    And use proper English.

    OK, I rely heavily on spell checkers and my trusty dictionary. There are some on here that do not know proper English; it is not their native tongue, let'em slide. Then there are the Americans who tell "there" story, saying "me and my friend" and the always popular. "I seen you...
    Scott1954 Scott1954
    61-65, M
    Jan 12, 2015

    Incorrect Spelling Drives Me Insane...

    This is not to say that at times my fingers don't become retarded themselves but for the most part I am an exceptional speller... when people send me messages or emails or whatever and I see they have misspelled a word and it's blatant misspelling and not just a slip of the pinky...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2008

    What's So Uncool About Being Educated?

    I understand that some people are challenged and I don't have a problem with that- it's these teens that have "invented"new ways to spell things that are completely retarted- like "meeh/meah" for me, "dood" for dude, "becuz" for because...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

    Yes! All I see are people

    who don't know how to spell. What makes it worse is, these people went to school their entire life, but they cant spell spimple words like 'the'. To me it just shows what type of person you are that you know how to spell something and you choose to spell it incorrectly.
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit
    22-25, F
    Mar 14, 2015

    GET Off My Internet You Tards!

    Sometimes I will be sitting here and I meet someone new, only to realize they can't spell. I will literally CRINGE at it. At first it will be fine, but then it gets to a point where I start correcting them. After that I just start getting angry because it bothers me so much. I...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Mar 25, 2008

    Everybody Should Learn How ...

    Everybody should learn how to spell.  I thought that's what public education was for?  But then again, that "hooked on phonics" garbage wrecked the finer points of spelling.  "Hookt on fonix werkd for me" and all.
    mandarose524 mandarose524
    26-30, F
    Mar 24, 2008

    Uh Oh

    Eye cahnt rite ay stohree abowt thiss!
    debmichelle debmichelle
    1 Response May 26, 2008


    It would my life easier if I could understand what people were trying to say. Without having to spend ten minutes deciphering the meaning of their stories/confessions.  By the way, good grammar is always a plus! ;D
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    Guess I Need a Mental Spell Check!!

    You know when I went to school my last spelling test was in fourth grade????? What is that??? Hmmmm.... Well because of modern technology schools don't focus on spelling and basic math. I was in Honors English. Honors I promise you if someone asked me right now what a verb was I...
    PaperRoses PaperRoses
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2007

    But I Appreciate Its Quite ...

    But i appreciate its quite hard for some. I always forget really simple words, lie gorgeous. I never know how to spell that. But especially on here, when there is spell check, i can get a bit irritated. Especially when its done on purpose. no wat im sayin?
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2008

    My Foreign Skills Pwn Your Poor English, Ignorants!

    I'm 100% German and moved to the US when I was almost 8. I have nothing against using silly words or making up your own, but there is a time and a place for it. With your friends, for example. The Internet in general has become a trash dump for poor language. I think the...
    squeakycow squeakycow
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2007


    Chat speak ****** me off. Enough said.
    deleted deleted
    May 12, 2008

    Its Not That Hard.. ...

    its not that hard.. just slow down, think about what you are doing.. and SPELL!
    iGotMine8 iGotMine8
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2007

    Oh Man...

    I hate when people absolutely disregard the laws of spelling and grammar. I just want to punch them in the face. How can one person be that thick-headed? I just don't understand. I was really bad at reading and spelling when I was in Elementary school but eventually I worked at...
    pinkspikes pinkspikes
    22-25, F
    Dec 11, 2007

    Obvious Spelling Errors

    On EP in particular, so many people either can't spell, or take no time to correct typos.  I see groups with obvious spelling errors in their names, like "I enojy life".  If you're going to take the time to create a group, shouldn't you take the time to spell...
    SingsDevilMusic SingsDevilMusic
    36-40, M
    Mar 25, 2009
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