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I Use Proper Grammar When I Text

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    People who cannot fully type a question with a '?' or an exclamation with a '!' or use them incorrectly irritate me. Please learn how to use correct grammar and spelling.
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    If you're use bad grammar your an dirty fagit
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    Who couldn't use a friend to text through out the day? Not for S*xting just to pass time during the day when you are bored at work or bored at home
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    I don't claim to have perfect grammar, but it makes me angry to read posts on this experience with obvious grammatical errors. You should at least try. An ellipsis does not belong...
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    I know that texting is seriously the fastest way to communicate with other people. However, I feel like it has created these false ideologies for everyone. The texting game is...
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    I can be rather obstinate at times. I love grammar. I find the different levels that grammar holds to be fascinating. It's so much more than correct punctuation and correct word...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I can't stand it when people can't use the correct spelling or correct grammar. It drives me insane!
    bluebird96 bluebird96 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I am the worst speller ever. I am really good at other things and I can speak well but when it comes to spelling and reading I'm just not there. I'm writing to say sorry to all you...
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I could never bring myself to have bad grammar...I am just a grammar nazi at heart.
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    My grammar in Spanish is almost perfect, i even won a price when i was in school haha, in english not so much...
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    This may be a pet peeve of mine, but folks - grammar and spelling still count! How can people be taken serious when they make up words like "sumone" - what the heck is that...
    darksyd darksyd 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate bad grammar but I just posted a long entry with so many errors. My thoughts are usually so organized and they always transfer from my brain to the screen perfectly...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have no talent for grammar and spelling. My greatest obstacle in writing is avoiding the run-on sentence. If it wasn't for the semicolon, nothing I write would ever make sense...
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    Like what could you possibly be doing? Especially when that person just texted you a second ago. Did you throw your phone down and run? Are you juggling fireballs? Noooo. Or when...
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    Well no one ever texts me or talks to me so I'm pretty much a loner. But I'm kind of used to it. All I have been focusing on is school and working and eating healthy. I start my...
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