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I Use Proper Grammar When I Text

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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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    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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    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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    I <3 Txt Msg Grmr.

    only in dire situations do i shorten my words. my phone doesn't send a second text message when i pass the 160 mark, so i first cut the apostrophes, then the commas, then if i still exceed that limit, i cut the word's spelling. i die a little everytime i send a text message...
    dearly0beloved dearly0beloved 18-21, F Mar 27, 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 Mar 3, 2011

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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 22-25, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So many people cannot seem to use proper grammar when they message me on here! I'm going to stop responding to people that don't use proper grammar!
    luckey872 luckey872 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I hate when people can't use proper grammar OR when they can't form a function sentence. If Your older then 34 I expect You to form a proper fuxking sentence!!!!
    Daddysdirtyslave Daddysdirtyslave 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I value proper grammar and give am respect for those who chose to do it consistently. I admit that I am quite the slacker sometimes. Sometimes, I do not care what my grammar...
    jaylow13 jaylow13 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    And in text messages too. I'd feel odd if I didn't.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I can't help from correcting people's bad grammar in my mind as I read their stories.
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Whenever a guy used good grammar and punctuation, it's literally a turn on for me.
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I cringe when someone I'm attracted to uses poor grammar. I can't help it. It's a fricking deal breaker.
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 1

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    Please don't write to me if you're going to use bad grammar. It's not very attractive.
    Sparklyjuly Sparklyjuly 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Who ever made this was not very smart. Considering they used improper grammar
    Ifixedtheclock Ifixedtheclock 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Ppl rarely compliment me so I ain't use to it when someone does I just replie "uhh ok thx?"
    imnotthatspecia imnotthatspecia 13-15, F Jul 9

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    People please take a moment to read this. Okay, so I can stand the usual "how r u doin" type stuff, but there's a line between fast-texting/messaging and horrid grammar/spelling...
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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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 a week ago

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    Urrgghhh they are sooo annoying! Ones that begin "I How To" or "I Cookies" or "I [username of someone I don't like]"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People! Think! Use grammar! Even if...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i h8 wen ppl talk lik tis its relly annoyin No proper capitalization, apostrophe, periods, etc. I call it lazy text.
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm a grammar nazi, and I'm happy to say it. Thirteen is the age to join Experience Project, that mean there's no reason you haven't been taught proper English by then.
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    All young people need to have discipline young men in particular need to know where the boundaries are and what the consequences are .as young boys become teenagers. Many things...
    JimBurke JimBurke 66-70, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I used to let everybody into my life, but now I'm very selective and don't want to let anybody in who I don't think is good enough. If people want to be in my life, they have to...
    annoyedagnostic annoyedagnostic 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I can't stand text speak. Misspelled words that a second grader would know. I also hate it when a sentence has a preposition at the end. If you don't know what a preposition is...
    mymartind35 mymartind35 51-55, M 6 Responses Jul 18

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    The guy I'm seeing was ignoring my texts this week. I was nervous so I called to see if he was alright. He's fine, we had a decent conversation, and he even said he missed me. I...
    abingham abingham 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Earlier today i saw someone driving with there knees cause they were texting omfg people takin it to far
    thotsquad thotsquad 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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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 a week ago

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    Always. There is nothing better (well besides cheese cake) then waking up, or when you are out somewhere and getting a sexy message from someone and getting turned on
    nailwire nailwire 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Even though Im 19, most of my friends are either my age or much younger than me. In addition to that, most of my friends are female, even though I am male. after that quick set up...
    ThunderST0RM1N ThunderST0RM1N 18-21, M Jul 7

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    It's the middle of class Mrs. Meeadla- ok everyone if u take.... Me: hmmm I wonder if that planet of the apes movie is good? OMG what of their was a planet of the apes vs...
    emma12354 emma12354 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    There was a man Bob has a son Johnny who was 12 and started texting a lot. Bob who did not text or when he was teen used his cellphone in front of his parent, was irritated at his...
    Colemanus Colemanus 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Grammar, punctuation and spelling are important, even for old perverts like me.
    shouldIquestionmark shouldIquestionmark 46-50, M Jul 13

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    I have bad grammar! But I don't care, I'm who I am. :) Don't ever try to change me teachers... :p
    LRxIce LRxIce 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    I don't care!! i kinda have bad grammar _|_
    Salma96 Salma96 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc ^^ This song describes it perfectly. Plus it's a great song :D Bad grammar leaves a bad first impression. Seriously, look over your...
    DudeWithAMohawk DudeWithAMohawk 18-21, M Jul 18

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    My daughter is the grammar nazi in our family! She wants to be a writer so we aren't insulted.
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I hate when people text me and when I text back they take a long time to reply or just receive my message and don't text back😒😒😒
    jerteria07 jerteria07 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Last night I plucked up the courage to go on a date with a guy who I have liked for a long time. He is just gorgeous, way too good for me. We went for drinks and dancing and had...
    lulublue2222 lulublue2222 26-30, F Jul 6

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    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Talking on the phone is stressful because the person on the other side doesn't know if something distracting is going on my side. A lot of times when my sister and I are at home...
    AlpineBeast AlpineBeast 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I still cry about it sometimes, when Im alone and when I think about it. I feel so stupid. Just stupid. When I was 15, this sick horrible man walked into my life, he was 25 years...
    bteddy bteddy 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Is it okay to change? I feel like when I was young I wanted to be this girl I am now but now sometimes I just try so hard to be the girl before. It puzzles me
    presseve presseve 18-21, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I say I use Skype, I only have one contact so I don't use it that much. And of course, have to be discreet using it at work!
    raker71 raker71 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I am sure lots of people can relate to this but I grew up in an emotionally abusive environment. My parents fought every single bloody day, screaming at each other, screaming at me...
    thiswatermelonlovesme thiswatermelonlovesme 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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