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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sunbarbie sunbarbie 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    So I finally did and I love it, I used them 3 places. Amazing
    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I've changed my username to my current one around a month ago or so. There's not much of a story or hidden meaning behind my username. I just liked the sound of it and perhaps the...
    darkflavors darkflavors 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Damn, Cole World I never thought I see that day that you my ol' girl Now I?m stuck here hollerin' at old girl Got one, Got two, three, four girls Shotgun in the drop made a right...
    sierraseptember sierraseptember 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    It's crazy how me and him can text like this even though we're just fwb's
    jay102213 jay102213 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Daddy use them when he wipes my bum
    nopics765 nopics765 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    For 7 years i was doing between an eight ball and a quarter ounce a week.i have been clean for the last 12 years except for 1 time when i found a small amount on the ground. I...
    joanne969 joanne969 61-65, T 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I never knew so many people didn't really care, or that liked being rained on. I actually do have an umbrella, but I got it kind of as an accessory more than anything else. I'm...
    tiffanypage tiffanypage 26-30, T 2 days ago

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    I hate when people write "per say" or "per say" instead of "per se."
    emmye emmye 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I adore articulate men. I would love to get to know a person who is intelligent, smartly dressed, and well spoken. No text language.
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to be used by a guy so badly, text me ;)
    Shadrinz01 Shadrinz01 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Want to be used by an older guy so badly! text me for some good chats;)
    Shadrinz01 Shadrinz01 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Lets eat grandma Lets eat, grandma Good grammar saves lives !!
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    totally agree with you. my wife does this often. her reason was that her phone was old and could not hear the ringtone when someone texts. so I got her a new larger phone. she...
    Raghunath76 Raghunath76 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Really want to be used, anyone text me? guys please x
    Shadrinz01 Shadrinz01 13-15, M a week ago

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    I was , 9 years old and we were poor, my mother was with, at the time a guy she wasn't married to and had now 2 kids with him, they were renting properties, making arrangements...
    vvonderwoman vvonderwoman 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Or more accurate: I hate it when people don't care about proper grammar and spelling. If you make some mistakes due to something not being your first language or being tired or...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Hours away from adding another property to my collection of Realistate. Business is booming needed more space to think. 12 commercial properties and counting
    Frankiebricks Frankiebricks 22-25, M Jan 28

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    What's worse is when it's my boyfriends daughters birthday and her mother doesn't bother calling back or texting. Probably lying to the little girl on her eighth birthday and...
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Excellent grammar and spelling is always attractive. It means you aren't sloppy. I'm very forgiving if English is your second language, but if you grew up speaking it, you should...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Why should I have to text you first when you wont even text me first? If you don't text first then u suck.. and don't even give me that "I didn't wanna bother you" crap, because it...
    hellafries hellafries 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    When someone expects you to be someone you're not. - Don’t change who you are for anyone else. It’s wiser to lose someone over being who you are, than to keep them by being...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Right now my boyfriend is not texting me back. I am being the sweetest I can be. Sometimes he is like this, so I am used to it. Usually playing video games or not paying attention...
    ejoallen ejoallen 13-15, F Jan 22

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    UK spelling and grammar seem to be the ones more commonly used since they're what European and other countries use, as opposed to American spellings. For example, using -ise...
    JackMann JackMann 22-25, M Jan 22

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    At least in a professional context I do. Nothing annoys me quite as much as when I receive work for a project somebody else has done and the spelling is so bad I have to correct it...
    JackMann JackMann 22-25, M Jan 22

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    Hey people, Im Drey 21, male, im into talking about anything honestly. Im calm, laid back and open minded when it comes to conversations. use to txt everyday till i ran out of...
    dreyghost dreyghost 18-21, M Jan 21

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    I want someone to use me like his property!
    mythingbelongstoyou mythingbelongstoyou 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    i can understand sometim people cant talk or answer. but shouldnt be all the time. i wounder is that happening only with me? people add me but when i send them message most of time...
    mkdpk mkdpk 41-45, M Jan 18

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    I've never had any friends or much of a social life, and this is something I've been working to change. I've been so much more active in trying to get to know people, not in an...
    Caridinals21 Caridinals21 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I can't stand how men will text you nonstop when they're in the mood but as soon as you want to have a normal conversation they just disappear until they're in the mood again. I...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I like having good spelling and grammar, and I like seeing other people use it, too. It's like I can see more of some sort of intellectual character in a person if they do, and I...
    Bluewry Bluewry 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    There were certain people I used to stay up for nights upon nights texting until 5 AM. I really miss them and those kinds of conversations. People change though. And I wish I had...
    haileeilenenanderson haileeilenenanderson 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I am far from perfect in terms of grammar and punctuation. However I have developed a real hatred for the word "pic".....what's wrong with photograph or picture? Pic just reeks of...
    Indigololly Indigololly 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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