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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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    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 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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    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 <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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So many people cannot seem to use proper grammar when they message me on here! I'm going to stop responding to people that don't use proper grammar!
    luckey872 luckey872 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I hate when people can't use proper grammar OR when they can't form a function sentence. If Your older then 34 I expect You to form a proper fuxking sentence!!!!
    Daddysdirtyslave Daddysdirtyslave 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I value proper grammar and give am respect for those who chose to do it consistently. I admit that I am quite the slacker sometimes. Sometimes, I do not care what my grammar...
    jaylow13 jaylow13 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't help from correcting people's bad grammar in my mind as I read their stories.
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I prefer a raincoat and using the hood! I'm really short so it's awkward for me to use one as it be in everyone's way and probably poke everyone out with it as well as can't see...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I cringe when someone I'm attracted to uses poor grammar. I can't help it. It's a fricking deal breaker.
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 1

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    Please don't write to me if you're going to use bad grammar. It's not very attractive.
    Sparklyjuly Sparklyjuly 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Who ever made this was not very smart. Considering they used improper grammar
    Ifixedtheclock Ifixedtheclock 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Ppl rarely compliment me so I ain't use to it when someone does I just replie "uhh ok thx?"
    imnotthatspecia imnotthatspecia 13-15, F Jul 9

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    People please take a moment to read this. Okay, so I can stand the usual "how r u doin" type stuff, but there's a line between fast-texting/messaging and horrid grammar/spelling...
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    It drives me crazy when people claim to be "grammar nazis" and use the words to, two, too, there, their, and they're wrong. I don't claim to be a grammar nazi. To be honest, I...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Urrgghhh they are sooo annoying! Ones that begin "I How To" or "I Cookies" or "I [username of someone I don't like]"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People! Think! Use grammar! Even if...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i h8 wen ppl talk lik tis its relly annoyin No proper capitalization, apostrophe, periods, etc. I call it lazy text.
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm a grammar nazi, and I'm happy to say it. Thirteen is the age to join Experience Project, that mean there's no reason you haven't been taught proper English by then.
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I used to be happy and cheerful about 6 years back. 2 years later, i became quiet and reclusive and distant from most people and my family sometimes. It got worst and worst as time...
    Letsdothiss Letsdothiss 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I can't stand text speak. Misspelled words that a second grader would know. I also hate it when a sentence has a preposition at the end. If you don't know what a preposition is...
    mymartind35 mymartind35 51-55, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    The guy I'm seeing was ignoring my texts this week. I was nervous so I called to see if he was alright. He's fine, we had a decent conversation, and he even said he missed me. I...
    abingham abingham 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I can not standdddddddd when people spell things incorrectly. Especially on purpose. Or misuse a word like their there and they're. You get the gist... Like, why are you even...
    dreammassive dreammassive 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Even though Im 19, most of my friends are either my age or much younger than me. In addition to that, most of my friends are female, even though I am male. after that quick set up...
    ThunderST0RM1N ThunderST0RM1N 18-21, M Jul 7

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    It's the middle of class Mrs. Meeadla- ok everyone if u take.... Me: hmmm I wonder if that planet of the apes movie is good? OMG what of their was a planet of the apes vs...
    emma12354 emma12354 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    There was a man Bob has a son Johnny who was 12 and started texting a lot. Bob who did not text or when he was teen used his cellphone in front of his parent, was irritated at his...
    Colemanus Colemanus 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    I hate bad grammar so much. If I read something, and someone can't talk or write right, I get so pissed. It's not that hard. This is why people need to pay attention in school.
    YouShouldHaveKilledMe YouShouldHaveKilledMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Grammar, punctuation and spelling are important, even for old perverts like me.
    shouldIquestionmark shouldIquestionmark 46-50, M Jul 13

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    I have bad grammar! But I don't care, I'm who I am. :) Don't ever try to change me teachers... :p
    LRxIce LRxIce 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    I don't care!! i kinda have bad grammar _|_
    Salma96 Salma96 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc ^^ This song describes it perfectly. Plus it's a great song :D Bad grammar leaves a bad first impression. Seriously, look over your...
    DudeWithAMohawk DudeWithAMohawk 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    My daughter is the grammar nazi in our family! She wants to be a writer so we aren't insulted.
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate when people text me and when I text back they take a long time to reply or just receive my message and don't text back😒😒😒
    jerteria07 jerteria07 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Last night I plucked up the courage to go on a date with a guy who I have liked for a long time. He is just gorgeous, way too good for me. We went for drinks and dancing and had...
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    Talking on the phone is stressful because the person on the other side doesn't know if something distracting is going on my side. A lot of times when my sister and I are at home...
    AlpineBeast AlpineBeast 16-17, F Jul 9

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    My siblings have always used me. I was sexually abused when I was younger and that was the only time they would want to be around me. They still try to abuse me but I left home...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I am sure lots of people can relate to this but I grew up in an emotionally abusive environment. My parents fought every single bloody day, screaming at each other, screaming at me...
    thiswatermelonlovesme thiswatermelonlovesme 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    I've been seeing a guy for a couple of months and things are mostly going great... except that he very rarely texts me first. When I text him he texts back immediately and then...
    ilovesun ilovesun 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Texting is a horrible way to communicate on a regular basis... It really should only be used for quick things
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F Jul 12

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    It irks me when something is spelled wrong or said in a sentence that does not make logical sense. I don't correct people in conversation, but if I was an English teacher my...
    NickleDollar NickleDollar 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have never felt worse about myself, so I came on here. I just want someone to hear me. Anyway, this is what happened. I am a tall, awkward shy girl. I am very nice and loving. I...
    dancekatie93 dancekatie93 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Especially I just type without thinking much. I just write the next words that come to my mind when I start writing something. I change one word and forget to adjust the rest of...
    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F 1 day ago