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I Use Proper Grammar When I Text

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I dislike it when people don't get simple grammar or spellings right. Too many people don't know when to use apostrophes and get elementary spellings wrong. For the record: Don...
    ks145 ks145 22-25, M 1 Response May 1

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    I'm strict with grammar. People continually repeat this error. 'Homophones' is what people muck up with. 'Your' instead of 'you're.' 'There' instead of 'they're' and worst of all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 2

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    The worst time to text people is when you are drunk or bored. When do I always text people? When I am drunk or bored.
    JackisMe JackisMe 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I just get so enthralled with what I am writing that I misspell words, completely miss words and my grammar is sometimes a problem. I feel as I am getting older I am becoming more...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 2 Responses May 3

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    it really drives me crazy when people don't use punctuation or even capitalize the right words I can't handle too much of it and I refuse to save words without apostrophes to my...
    Chestyx Chestyx 31-35, F 13 Responses May 17

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    I wouldn't say I'm a full blown grammar nazi but the "women" vs. "woman" stuff annoys me so badly. You are not a strong "women" at all. You are a dumb "woman" for not knowing you...
    theatergirl theatergirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    OMFG! So I have this friend(Let's call her Alison) who's sooo frustrating! I really care for her,I really do BUT SHE KEEPS LIKE-! UGH! So basically she gets mad whenever I "don't...
    potatogirlz potatogirlz 13-15, F 1 Response May 2

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    Some person in text: "I know that there going to be there" If they were in the same room, my response would be: Me: "Get out." Lol.
    Princey88 Princey88 26-30, M May 14

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    does anyone want to be my new texting friend?
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    My boyfriend and I had been dating for about 5 months at the time. It was Friday and I was at work, afterwards I was going to sleepover his house. My friend who is also friends...
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    Joshua8383gcy4 Joshua8383gcy4 31-35, M 1 Response May 13

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    Is it crazy if Im really demanding when it comes to grammar, despite the fact that english is not my native language?
    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I just had a 10 minute conversation with a friend about grammar and punctuation. The differences between certain words, when and where to punctuate, and poor spelling. It was an...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Of all of the things that get on my nerves this is by far the worst. Specifically the use of there, their and they're. I hope that one day there will be a law to prevent the free...
    georgeorwell32 georgeorwell32 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I hate it when people use the words "then" and "than" the wrong way.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I know that sometimes it is the only way to communicate with someone. And I am greatful for the ability to use it, but I prefer talking on the phone or in person. you can't truly...
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    I've met some people on here with grammar so horrible, I literally have to ask them if English is their native language before I start making a **** load of corrections. Sometimes...
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F 4 Responses May 6

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    The title to this experience irks me. I would change it to "I think correct grammar is appealing". That is my two cents on the subject, best wishes :D
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M a week ago

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    I'm currently using my mobile for EP as my iPad isn't working, this does limit me greatly when messaging meaning I will not be able to maintain a swift-working conversation as...
    randomboy42 randomboy42 16-17, M 1 Response May 15

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    Is it really that difficult to use letters instead of numbers to make words?
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't mind it if someone doesn't text back normally. People are busy, I'm not the most important person in the world, I get that. But, what's infuriating is when you take...
    gayin98 gayin98 16-17, M 2 Responses May 5

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    I miss the days of talking to you everyday all day. I miss all the things we used to be able to talk about never getting bored with eachother. I miss waking up to a message from...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M May 14

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    Please do not use text speak when talking to me. Call me a stuck up ***** if you want, but I'd rather be a "stuck up *****", than an illiterate moron.
    x0Raynebow0x x0Raynebow0x 22-25, F 2 Responses May 15

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    My username is obviously unique, seeing that no one else on any social media has it. I use it for all of my social media accounts except for Instagram. My username is about a...
    IlyAAfaa IlyAAfaa 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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