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I Think People Should Learn How to Spell

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 10 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    Ugh!

    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 26-30 3 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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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

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    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

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    Make Your Ings Ring!

    my 8th grade english teacher made 2 statements that stuck with me all these years 1/learn to spell correctly. it is the first impression people will have of you (when writing). do you want their first impression to be that you are stupid and cannot spell? 2/make your "ing...
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy 46-50 Oct 26, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    Grrrr

    Chat speak ****** me off. Enough said.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12, 2008

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    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

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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2010

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    P-l-e-a-s-e

    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

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    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2007

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    Use Firefox

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

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    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...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 26-30, F Oct 26, 2007

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    Uh Oh

    Eye cahnt rite ay stohree abowt thiss!
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 1 Response May 26, 2008

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    Yes!!!!!

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Nothing Distracts Me Faster

    I hate it when I'm reading something professional and I run into a spelling error.  I just get fixated on it.  That word is misspelled.  It's like my eyes are dragged across the page to it.  And it makes me start questioning the professionalism of the source...
    somewhatlost somewhatlost 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    You Are Judged On How You Spell

    Let's say that I see someone that is nice on ep or anywhere really, be it facebook or myspace even, and i see one error in how they spell and it just sets me off. I don't even want to bother with them. A classic example is there, their and they're. I'm tired of seeing people...
    MonteCarlo311 MonteCarlo311 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    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

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    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

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