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I Value Correct Spelling And Grammar

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    There is a sign posted on the doors of the

    break room at work this week that reads: Dress Code for all associates will be enforced beginning January 1, 2014. All associates must wear a blue collard shirt Black slacks- no jeans Black shoes Anyone not wearing the proper uniform will be sent home to change. NOBODY...
    Raeyna Raeyna 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I Just Noticed A Grammatical Error Built Right Into EP.

    At the top of every message page, it says "Between [whomever] and I." It should be 'me,' not 'I.' It's an object, not a subject. I notice things like that all the time, and they drive me crazy.
    walt1981 walt1981 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    I think grammar is a great,

    although often arbitrary, system of sifting out the intelligent and hardworkers from the lazy and incapable. Even when the same meaning can be conveyed, I think being grammatical just for the sake of being grammatical is a useful way to distinguish yourself. I may be falling...
    rougheredges rougheredges 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I before E, except after C.

    So what is the exception for protEin?
    nephthalim nephthalim 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    So Much

    Everyone makes typos and grammatical errors. That's ok. It's human. But what I can't fathom is why someone would deliberately type like they are in pre-school??? 
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2010

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    I sometimes cannot believe how people write on

    EP and Facebook. They don't use capitalization, punctuation, or even full words. Now, I understand occasional typographical mistakes that will happen to everyone on occasion. I also understand people who English is a second language, although many of them do better than people...
    Longrun Longrun 46-50, M 11 Responses Mar 13

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    God I really despise it

    when some guy texts me like " u wnt to talk 2 me? Ya u do." I seriously hate it so ******* much...it's like they are to lazy to press a few extra keys on the key board I mean seriously?! What the ****?
    Antivenomgirl Antivenomgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I Try To Be Diplomatic, But.........

    I notice spelling errors ALL THE TIME, and I cannot stop myself from pointing them out to the writer of the offense, if I can find him/her. I think it bothers me the most when it is a document, sign, billboard, or flyer that is supposedly 'professional'. There it is, public view...
    sassyspy sassyspy 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2011

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    No ... I Don't ... I Just Want To Pick A Fight ....

    Not really ... well?????Any way ... It is alot like all the other crap we work so hard at for not ....   I be fore e .... some times y ... ' instead of is ....it is a goofy *** constant contradiction ... and does it make you  smarter because you can spell the type of doctor...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Whiteboard Messages

    I joined an EP group called I value proper grammar and spelling.I received a whiteboard message that made me laugh and shake my head (thinking).Below is a copy of the dialog.To save this poor soul's face, I have changed his name to XYZ.Posted by XYZ on June 8th, 2011 at 12:01PMto...
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2011

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    A Rant.

    Seriously. Just how hard is it to write "you" instead of "u"??.. When you do that I feel like I'm talking to a 10 year old. I enjoy reading sentences that look like they have had some thought put into them, and I especially enjoy the ones that have been skillfully crafted... It's...
    evesss evesss 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Seriously what's up with everyone writing"ur"

    is it that difficult to write your? I notice that even people older than me do it.
    xlevinus xlevinus 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Another Spell Binding Day In The Hallowed Halls Of E.p.

    Following is an exchange I shared with another member over a question she asked here: Zombie Acopolypse! First thing you grab? UnderEli: By the way, can you please define "Zombie Acopolypse?" Did you by any chance mean "acropolis?" Answer:  Nope, Acopolypse. Zombies take over...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I Think It's Important...

    that people who enjoy talking about ************ learn how to spell it correctly. M-A-S-T-U-R-B-A-T-I-O-N, please. not ************. you may be the master of your domain, but you will never be the master of your bation. mmmmkay!? :0] XOXOXOXOX ~ Woobie
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday 36-40, F 23 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    I Wish That More Teachers Use This

    I'm always looking at what prominent people have written and I usually shake my head at the errors I see. Recently, the Ministry of Education in Ontario has dropped mandatory spelling lessons for Elementary School children. I'm sure that there is some reason to do that which...
    Alustrial Alustrial 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    No-one's Perfect, But A Little Effort Is Appreciated :-)

    My spelling is usually spot on (Aussie spelling, that is. I'm aware of how the Yanks spell some things, but I still tend to use Australian or British English spelling), but my grammar and punctuation can be a bit shaky. My teachers covered the basics, but it seems that when it...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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    The Past Participle Of 'To Lead'

    Even in quality papers and scientific journals, I often see the past participle of 'to lead' written as 'lead'. It should, of course, be 'led'. The other spelling is a dull, grey, malleable metal used on roofs.
    robw6370 robw6370 41-45, M Oct 11, 2013

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    Is It Practise Or Practice?

    Disclaimer: While I do value both correct spelling and correct grammar, I can't spell my way out of a paper bag to save my life and if saving the world depended upon my being able to construct a properly formed sentence we would all be dead. Just sayin' So. Moving on. I was...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    With a mother that was an English major my

    grammar has been "tweaked" through the years, but thank God for spell check!
    LookingForSoMuchMore LookingForSoMuchMore 51-55, M May 15

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    Editing

    I'm a writer and as such, when I read I can't help but notice things like grammar, punctuation and spelling. I personally don't like to post anything unless I've read it over at least once and checked for errors. That includes text messages. I refuse to use "text talk" and it...
    Raeyna Raeyna 46-50, F Mar 30, 2013

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    I Don't Get It

    I am not a snob when it comes to language, and I don't expect everyone to have a flawless grasp of grammar and punctuation, etc. But I have seen many written entries here at EP that leave me scratching my head. I didn't know it was possible for some people to be so ignorant...
    waynerman waynerman 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    Value Not Expect

    I value it because it makes everything easier to understand. I don't pressure people to use it. I also don't judge bad grammar. I just value it.
    Allergic Allergic 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    I'm Somewhat Extreme

    I'm not that bad when it comes to Facebook or texting, which means I won't get mad at others for mistakes in these instances. And I understand that some people make typos or forget their subject/verb agreement. However, when you're correcting someone else's grammar, you better...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    Spelling & Grammar

    I'm one of those people who can spell and use grammar correctly. Whilst speaking or texting me, do not use slang or abbreviations as that really does irritate me. People who can't spell due to not being smart enough I can understand and will not comment but when people who I know...
    emmalouisex emmalouisex 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    Does anyone else get kind of a thrill at

    finding a typo in a published book? It feels like I've found an Easter egg or something. I want to shout, "They totally misspelled this word! What kind of editor misses this?!" to no one in particular.
    michellekay michellekay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Experiences/Groups Failed!

    I really appreciate good grammar because I love English language, although I am honest enough to say that I, myself cannot even speak or write fluently in English. Even my understanding is not that perfect but I am still trying! I do not appreciate people using wrong spelling...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    To Too Two Tutu Why is it

    so hard for people to differentiate among these? Perhaps we should all just embrace the dumbing down and start using the texty '2' ...
    MissAnthony MissAnthony 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    I Admit I'm A Snob!

    Poor grammar and improper punctuation drive me crazy. Especially the misuse of apostrophes (notice I did not say "aprostrophe's").When I see a post on EP littered with misspelled words and "text speak" (i.e. LOL, nice 2 meet u, etc.) my automatic assumption is that the author is...
    VogonPoetry VogonPoetry 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    Too many people have bad grammar,

    spelling, and punctuation that rarely involves more than a period, if it even has that. I don't try to be perfect but I try to make what I write pleasant to read and understandable and have a style to it.
    Vyjena Vyjena 46-50, T Dec 7, 2013

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    Intentional Misspellings And Poor Grammar

    It really irritates me when it's done intentionally. Here in the south, it's common for people to not conjugate their verbs correctly, and every time I hear it, it's as if the speaker is sending me a sub text "I'm proud to be a dumbass!" (or "I done my momma proud whenz i don't...
    lrob lrob 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    The misuse of "myself"

    and "yourself" in memos and letters drives me nuts.
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You're and your. Getting the wrong one of

    these really annoys me because this must be the simplest of the common mistakes to get right. It doesn't require any rule to remember. In my mind, anyone who gets this wrong simply hasn't taken the time to think about it and obviously doesn't care. Mistakes involving to and...
    tungsten4 tungsten4 31-35, M 1 Response May 15

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    It Is A Turn On.

    And a turn off to have poor grammar/spelling. The English language is very sacred to me as it is my native tongue. I do forgive those who speak it as a second/third/etc language. I can find broken English endearing, and sometimes use it in jest. And even more often use it to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    It's not that hard to have sentences

    that make sense and are spelled correctly. Come on, guys!
    hannahrh1 hannahrh1 18-21, F Mar 2

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    Wow, It's Not Just Me?

    I thought I was just being obsessive. I spent so much time learning to do it well that I want to use that knowledge. I guess that is what the beatings in grad school were all about. It actually pains me when I look back at something I've written,sent off and then I spot an error...
    tkski tkski 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    I Absolutely Do

    Unless we jus messin an stuff....
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Okay! I admit it that I sometimes have improper

    spelling and grammar because English is sometime pretty tricky to master. I had struggled with it. I can't even write a proper essay. Thank god for spell checker online. Without it I can't spell or have proper grammar.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 days ago

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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 spelling Nazis, I know how you feel. Grammar in spoken word is important to me and my ex was a terrible orator. I learned to...
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    "I" Before "E"

    Okay, so, as I've previously stated I value correct spelling but am it's biggest adversary. If not for spell check ... well, quite frankly I don't know what I would do. In any regard, I honestly do admire those with the natural ability to achieve this fine goal, I am simply not...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    I would really enjoy some friends

    who know how to type properly. I have to force myself to answer some messages with awful spelling and grammar because they seem like genuinely nice people, but it kills me to talk to people who type like blind apes with on a broken typewriter.
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x 22-25, F 4 Responses May 12

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    Ugh

    Eye love to right stories hear but won thing that gets too me is when their are so mini misused words within won story.  For sum reason my mind just naturally cannot compute when the wrong word is used. Due you have that same issue?   Eye am nice to people and due knot point it...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 57 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Hi everyone i need your help. please correct my grammar when i use wrong.
    Phanmai Phanmai 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    As i note, every teacher are interested in student or remember ther student's name who are intelligence ,hard-study and always get hight-score. They always remind thos name during...
    Piyawan Piyawan 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I have always been pretty good at spelling, and I know others may struggle with it, but c'mon people, make an effort. I play a few multiplayer phone games that involve lots of...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    Lol. Too right. World in crisis. And they only correct our spelling. Then possibly add propaganda tips. Like how to be them. Instead of fixing pains. They...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 7

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    Actually I hate it. When people add an extra z or an s to a word. Wtf how unnecessary. Please kids correct your spelling now! Idiocracy is already taking over nooooo
    aburns aburns 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I realize that commenting on this will probably make me appear to be a snob, but incorrect spelling and grammar irks me. I have one of those brains that sees the errors easily...
    ThatBrandonGuy ThatBrandonGuy 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Now I don't pretend to be an English teacher but it is so annoying when I am interested in someone's story but I cant FREAKING understanding what they are saying because of...
    2little2late 2little2late 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    It drives me to distraction when people don't spell or use grammar correctly it doesn't take long to check your message before posting.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    It annoys me when people have nerve to attack someone for their grammar. They read a super long post and all they get from it is how the grammar is bad. Are you serious? There are...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I find it Amazingly Stupid that "Some" folks judge the spelling& grammer more than they judge what's actually said in a posting! Not everyone has the same level of education/have...
    jettys jettys 56-60 Aug 3

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