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I Use Proper Grammar When I Text

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ....or call back. And then ur so pissed and u can't say anything or send them more texts/calls cause then ur "irrational" and "needy" .... Just call when u say u will and text bAck...
    Merrmaid Merrmaid 36-40, F 22 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I hate that some people don't use proper grammar, it drives me crazy like don't leave words out of your sentences and learn how to spell. This is stuff you should have learned when...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is one of my biggest pet peeves. Either I text them again or when they text me finally, I wait twice the amount of time it took them.
    YouKnowWho15 YouKnowWho15 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Am I the only one who uses full words and sentences these days? All I seem to see are people using "TIA" and "TBH" and "AF" and some others that I have not yet decoded or are...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yeah but sometimes u don't feel like talking to someone right away :/ do u rly want ur friend to respond to u begrudgingly? Like I got a long heart-felt text from a friend this...
    ogkev ogkev 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    One of my friends always uses "than" instead of "then" and vice versa. It is so annoying.
    TheEverythingFanX TheEverythingFanX 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    What I find funny and endearing is people's use, in a sentence, of "and I", or " and me". Someone might use in a sentence "and I" to describe two people doing things when you...
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    I hate it when people use the wrong "too", "two", or "to" and "where", "wear", and "were"
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    I've been speaking and writing English since high school, and I write better than most people who've been speaking it they're whole lives. Seeing purposefully or careless bad...
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    Ladies, if he doesn't respond to your texts but he decides to text you at 10 pm telling you how gorgeous you are, do not respond. If he tells you he misses you and still loves you...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    When people use "literally" wrong. ??
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate when people put "use to" instead of "used to"
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was the girl who always corrected teachers when they spelled something wrong. Not because I'm trying to make anyone look bad: I was scared that the students would learn the wrong...
    GiiGi GiiGi 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Totally Blind. Is there an app to turn text to speech? I don`t like voiceOver. I only text one person and would like to speak my text send it then when I receive a text it reads...
    BulovaP BulovaP 51-55, M Jul 20

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    ilovemyselffff ilovemyselffff 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I value it but damn if I am constantly not proofing before I send.
    MrFoolery MrFoolery 41-45, M Jul 19

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    Does it annoy anyone else when your suppose to be hanging out with someone and all they do is text? My brother texts all the damn time. We went to see a movie and he was texting...
    RoxannaM RoxannaM 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Me too even though I use it I don't like getting my replys abbreviated gr8 stff lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 18

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    i try my best to use the right form of words, but we all slip up sometimes. especially when youre arguing with someone, you simply shouldnt bring up their grammatical errors...
    gemmed gemmed 13-15, F Jul 16

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14

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    i feel like it's easier to express myself. i'm not as nervous when i text vs talking on the phone. & i love texting new people
    kaijana kaijana 16-17, F Jul 13

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