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I Use Proper Grammar When I Text

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    i do realize that i may not capitalize my letters all of the time and may not always have perfect spelling, but i can't take anyone seriously when you type like you've never spoken...
    vraag vraag 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Haha... Well I had gone for a month or so with no serious amount of texting ... Now he and are texting each other again... We've been communicating primarily via text for almost a...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I can chop up some peeps. But seriously I know how to use them properly. Hehe. :P
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    The other morning I was in bed with my wife. I thought she was asleep and I have this new phone. My other phone was quiet when I text but this one makes a clicking sound each...
    samhart1 samhart1 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    So you unload all your problems onto me and then simply stop talking? As if I had not enough problems of my own, wonderful. Seriously, you're not living up to the standard I'm used...
    crackedwriter crackedwriter 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm the type of person that always try's her best,always try's to do the right thing, I've loved and lost the love of my life due to being to far away, I never felt so heart broken...
    charliex91 charliex91 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Call me a snob, or whatever, but I appreciate correct spelling and grammar. I know we all don't know how to spell things perfectly, even me sometimes, but I try my best to...
    rorylovesrainbows rorylovesrainbows 18-21, F a week ago

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    Our twin girls are 7 year old now and yesterday it was time for their bottoms to have a long talk with some switches. They asked to be allowed to play in our back yard and my wife...
    husbandanddad husbandanddad 36-40, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    I am getting frustrated my Friend isn't texting me Back half of the day should i yell at him that he's not anwsering my text should i yell at him I am getting angry
    ErbiumbInTheEr ErbiumbInTheEr 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I love getting my boyfriend texts, starts of with I love you and gets I bit more sexier and dirtier. My favourite one is when he texts "I'm on my way home, get your trousers off"
    lukegayreed lukegayreed 22-25, M Jun 22

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    I could use someone. Sometimes when I'm sad and I'm all alone it makes me depressed. I know everyone could use someone like that.
    Shynerdwriter66 Shynerdwriter66 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    In the late 1970s my dad moved to Germany for an 18 month work contract. My mum moved there with him but as I was 15 and just about to start my last year at school they decided I...
    Arnolds1 Arnolds1 51-55, M Jun 20

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    English is not my first language. We'll start there. I do however have great respect for the language especially if I use it, like now. There will however be times when I slip up...
    JaneD22 JaneD22 26-30, F Jun 19

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    What about those who are trying to learn English do you hate their grammar too?? -.-
    slipknotisamazing slipknotisamazing 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    This is my thoughts and feelings was, or I must say, used to be...Now? I am Numb. Have no Feelings of anything. I am dead, as you used to be.. when you were around me..  
    shemalequeendirt shemalequeendirt 41-45, F Jun 18

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    I am a total grammar Nazi but I'm slowly realizing its not the most attractive quality. Trying to curb it. Very hard when you were raised by two people who do nothing but read.
    Ryuk501 Ryuk501 18-21, M Jun 18

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    I'm looking for a new texting buddy, please please be mature enough to talk to me, and you be mature and in the usa, but I can't text Canada or I do want people who have the same...
    MussiPaw MussiPaw 22-25, F Jun 17

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    I hate his right now. My boyfriend begged me last night to go over to his friends house to spend the night. He promised me that he would be home this morning very early and now he...
    savvymustdie savvymustdie 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I really hate when people do that. like they read my text and don't respond. like come on
    MussiPaw MussiPaw 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 16

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    I used to be an über conservative Christian. Anti-LGBT (out of "love"), uptight about sex, concerned with proper theology (aka western conservative evangelical). Then I had kids...
    VineGal VineGal 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    11 years or more of education and you can't at least get your grammar right? :-o
    Venosha Venosha 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 16

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    Call me a grammar Nazi but it is one of my pet peeves. I mean, grammar is essential throughout our entire lives and you can't take the time to figure the difference between their...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 16

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    I'm texting this girl, that I've been talking to for a while, she sends me a pic with a ring on her finger, but tells me she's got it from her grandma. she is definitely into me...
    redbay1991 redbay1991 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I'm a fanfiction writer and since English isn't my first language I'm not the best at the grammar, though people like my stories. I get so happy when I see that someone added my...
    xoanneox xoanneox 13-15, F Jun 15

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    It sucks because the app doesn't let me edit. No matter how careful I try to be, inevitably there's going to be a grammar error, typo or some out of place word that makes me want...
    Deerelict Deerelict 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    Trust Issues. Hi. I’m 15 year old male. I didn’t want to tell anyone what I was going through, so just jotting my feelings down here, anonymously. Problem with me is...
    justamindofateenager justamindofateenager 13-15, M Jun 15

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    I hate when people don't respond to my texts. Just tell me you don't want to talk to me. Or I'm boring. At least tell me so I can adjust accordingly.
    manchesterfootsie manchesterfootsie 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    I am in a relationship 4 months young with 44 year old Vince. Me, I am 57. We started out talking, texting, and hugging. Still at this same place in the progression after 4 months...
    Opal4october Opal4october 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I'm in need of a texting buddy. only in the USA though and I can't text Canada. pm for the number
    MussiPaw MussiPaw 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Looking for women text buddies in the USA. Someone that will text often. That is a night owl as I am. I am lonely and want to make friends. Women only in the U.S.A.
    Missgirlie Missgirlie 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    one position A person is properly entitled to leave his wife for your adore of his life- as long as the spouse gets custody of The 2 (or must it's 3?) things the partner gave...
    Daniel3073nml1 Daniel3073nml1 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    I Am Not Perfect In Using Good Grammar[s] - But i'm glad some folks can understand all my story. That makes you [more] wittier than those who judge[d] and aggresively critici[s]e...
    chaud012 chaud012 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    To whom does one attribute the rules of grammar other than to the figurehead of subjective consensus?
    Swillbucket Swillbucket 36-40, M Jun 12

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    My best friend for two years left me two years ago. She said me and my other best friends (who were also her best friends at the time) were talking too much about drama. This was...
    anonymouslu anonymouslu 13-15, F Jun 12

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