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I Use Proper Grammar When I Text

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    I Dnt Txt Spk Bcse I H8 It

    Not only that but I have to use capitals and stuff so I just can't do it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 3, 2011

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    Maintaining The Human Link

    If everything that we are doing now 'a days is shifting towards being digital based, I think that it is more important now— more than ever— to maintain some sort of civilized human dignity. Sure using proper grammar and spelling in text may take just a little bit longer but...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    And My Parents Don't

    To me, trying to read butchered English is just adding an extra layer of difficulty into the conversation. For me, text messages are meant to be short, and to the point; if I want a conversation, I'll call. So I use proper grammar whne texting, so as not to allow for any...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 2 Responses May 17, 2009

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    No Other Way

    I can't use "txt spk".  My mother sends me messages that I can barely decipher because she abbreviates everything and uses ridiculous spellings and puts numbers in there randomly to substitute for words... drives me quite nuts.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 18, 2010

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    Qwerty Only

    I've never had texting before I got the iPhone and it has a QWERTY keyboard so I always type with proper grammer. I never learned the texting language or the IMing language and still do not.
    shadow1013 shadow1013 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    Always.

    I generally text in complete sentences. I use commas, periods, semicolons, and apostrophes. I never use the accursed "txt spk." I would rather take five minutes to compose a text message than to send something saying "k u wnt 2 go l8r". 'Tis abhorrent.
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    Foreign Language

    I use proper words when i text but not necessarily the grammar, primarily because i don't understand text speak and send a sarcastic message back asking them to speak properly. Perhaps it's because i'm tradtional and think a phone should be used for talking.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Oct 6, 2010

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    Omg I Ttly H8 Txt Spk

    I don't want to have to lose I.Q. points trying to read your **** >.<
    FreeHugs330 FreeHugs330 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2011

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    I spent my whole life learning how to correctly write and speak English, and when I see things like this I cry inside.
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    Flower293 Flower293 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I texted the person in the morning and they still haven't replied. Hate it when people don't text back.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    jus another target for the grammar trolls! i jus type fast! get over it!!!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 4 days ago

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    These are just some funny auto text and self made text mistake stuff, I went to text fiancé that my mom got us little SNugglers ( Huggie diapers) Instead it sent as " little...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I like to text and i always smile when I'm texting that person i have a crush on, but I usually never do anything wrong and then people just forget about me and don't reply to my...
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Dumbing down? How about smarten up? I'm getting really tired of being made to feel badly because I'm not illiterate. Yes, I'm smart. Reach higher. Achieve more. Do better...
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 21 Responses 5 days ago

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    so apperantly my best friend didn't text me or call me for nearly a week.. the last time we spoke "properly" was on friday last week.. a friend of mine came from another city to...
    leyelaxx leyelaxx 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Something that always grabs my head and shakes violently is people's use of the word "an", specifically when it precedes a word starting with an "H". The difference between using...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M a week ago

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    SweetSpiritEnergy SweetSpiritEnergy 26-30 2 Responses Aug 24

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    so apperantly my best friend didn't text me or call me for three days now.. the last time we spoke was on friday.. a friend of mine came from another city to visit me but we didn't...
    leyelaxx leyelaxx 16-17, F Aug 24

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    I'm not a grammar Nazi; I just feel that it's inconsiderate to make your reader work hard to understand you just because you're too lazy to write well. 
    firmhand1964 firmhand1964 46-50, M Aug 24

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    Who would use an umbrella??? When you can be taking a shower with your clothes on.
    ImAMBIE ImAMBIE 13-15, F Aug 23

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    Wildestdreams98 Wildestdreams98 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I hate when someone complain about people not texting them back, but they don't text back at all!! they be having 300+ unread messages. like what?
    gilbertk96 gilbertk96 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Proper use of the language represents a proper way of thinking, I believe it is priceless; however, if you try to use the language flawlessly you'll have to check it twice. The...
    TheForgottenBloke TheForgottenBloke 18-21, M Aug 22

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    I've decided I'm going to use British English Grammar. I don't believe the US had any legitimate reason to create separate rules, and I find the British rules to make more sense...
    33person 33person 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    It's just so upsetting. Especially when you're in the middle of an argument, and you have this amazing point to make, and you feel good about what you've written; so you press send...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Anyone can text me just please use correct grammar and keep the conversation going! 6184772125
    willow5393 willow5393 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Every time I think, 'ok, I finally feel like I'm putting this behind me' I'm just thrown right back down into it again. I've accepted the fact that I'm not my boyfriend's dream...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Aug 21

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    They **** me off seriously if you can understand what i write then thats all that matters right? Just because i use the wrong version of there doesn't mean you can't understand...
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 20

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    NO human being should be thought of as property.
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 20

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    ... Guess that, more are out without an umbrella! ;)
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Whoever made this group... I'd like to punch you in the face. Along with anyone else who agrees with this garbage. I'm not now, nor ever will be someone else's property.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 32 Responses Aug 20

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    I just saw this group.I would hate to be thought of as property even though the laws think so.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 20 Responses Aug 20

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