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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 3, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I do but I'm not saying that I don't make mistakes. English isn't my first language so sometimes it's a little hard to formulate tricky sentences. I find proper use of grammar...
    LoneDolll LoneDolll 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I find it pointless ... have you ever walked in the rain and ever looked around and noticed how serene it was.. how it felt... It always seemed so peaceful like it could be a dream...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Knock, knock. Who's there? To. To who? No, to whom.
    Usualbeachgoer Usualbeachgoer 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    And it is pouring outside right now. I might go dance in the rain 😍
    Staarstruuck Staarstruuck 18-21, F Apr 8

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    People who say that they "hate bad grammar", but then use bad grammar five seconds later, really bug me.
    TheFarSweetThing2 TheFarSweetThing2 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I like when texting someone becomes a routine, like it's not normal if you don't text each-other all day. I think this relates to some of my mates on here and other places lol
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    my username is because when i was pregnant w my 4th child i was on bedrest n i played this ps2 game sly cooper and all i ate was copper sharp cheese it was the only thing i...
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Actually I did not witness it but I overheard it. It is one of the most memorable for me. My bro was around 8 and he was always a bit lazy for homework. Of course he never dared to...
    rcarlos72 rcarlos72 36-40, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    What's so weird about me is that I'm way too formal in writing; even over text. Sure, I'll use the occasional "lol", but that's pretty much the only acronym that I use, because...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Now, I understand that there are some among you who have chosen to label us as so-called "Grammar Nazis." However, we as a group are not driven by hatred towards those who use...
    LoquaciouslyLucid LoquaciouslyLucid 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I don't know about you but I think it is always good to expand one's knowledge of expressions. That being said, here is my understanding of Comparative Adjectives.Comparative...
    Rachelsla91 Rachelsla91 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes, I'm talking about you. The one who just texted me.
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 9 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I just got a text from my bfs phone, with this picture attached. It said: “Hey loser! ;) Just so you know, your man can have any girl he wants! :D He doesn’t have to choose...
    Misspiggy1234 Misspiggy1234 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    Posted this. Got a reply. But the poor biped proved my words. They need to correct others. But have so much grammar stored. That it keeps them from learning. And...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    Being a Grammar Nazi isn't easy. I get annoyed easily by solecisms here and there and the wrong use of homonyms is just unbearable at times.
    Manekineko420 Manekineko420 70+, F Apr 7

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    Where I live, we get winds up to at least 70 MPH. Here's a story where I recently went out in those winds: It was a really windy night. I was wearing a mid calf length black silk...
    Windspirit19 Windspirit19 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I hate it when people with bad grammar say its because their country....!-_-!
    badhabitrabbit badhabitrabbit 26-30, M Mar 22

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    This is what happens when I join a chat with someone with bad grammar Guy: "hi guys how are u doin?" Me: "*Hi, *you, *doing."
    AnAnonymousPanda AnAnonymousPanda 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Grammar: the difference between knowing your sh** and knowing you're sh**.
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Educated pigs they are. Morons abusing humans. Lying about caring. Barking not teaching. Knowledge wasted hurting others. Time wasted causing sadness. They deserve...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    IDK why, I just do. Call me the grammar Nazi if you will. :)
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 10 Responses Apr 6

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    There was a time when phones were actually used for talking to people ... with words, sounds ... not texts and pictures. I remember those days long long ago, when I'd have...
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    It takes every once of self control I have not to correct all of the bad grammar I come across on this site.
    xanaxannex xanaxannex 22-25, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I need to work on my grammar in French AND English. :/
    IproxyI IproxyI 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I thought I was the only one who enjoyed the wind. I guess I was wrong. I posted a story earlier on and I'll post more when I'm not busy ;)
    Windspirit19 Windspirit19 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    This will probably sound unbelievable to some or many, but its true. I went to a petting zoo once when I was absolutely destroyed. I won't mention what happened to me but I will...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    With the popularity of Android smart phones, almost all users will store some of the important data on their mobile phones. And among the data of the users store on the Android...
    Werfkjl Werfkjl 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I am a 44 yo disabled female veteran entrepeneur who smokes her Rx very day. I claimed two years of sobriety before deciding to trying cannabis Rx for the ridiculous 4 month long...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F Mar 21

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    Nothing ever happened when I tried to use my ouija board. Maybe I didn't use it properly? Or maybe because I'm not a real believer? I wanted something to happen but nothing did. I...
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Ok so a few years ago I thought it would be funny to use text talk in a piece of writing at school and annoy my teacher, even though I hated it, and I was right, she wasn't very...
    naughtyivy naughtyivy 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    BUT only if you apply the SMART Business Planning Guidlines to the whole operation. S is for Specific eg. texting "I fancy it in the kitchen l8r" should be "I want you...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 12 Responses Mar 27

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    For those girls who complain about their boyfriends who text back late or never text back. Ok, first, we are not always available. When you are available it doesn't mean we would...
    JJJamesss JJJamesss 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I like texting sometimes. One thing, I'm the worst texter when I don't want to talk to people. I would texts you back even if it's 6 hours in I would always message you back...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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