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I Value Correct Spelling And Grammar

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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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    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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    I Absolutely Do

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

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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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    Do you think that the spelling on the internet

    should be correct? R u doing this ur self? The last phrase I used is typical example of bad internet spelling behavior. It says more bad things about you than you could ever imagine. In my book - the use of this slang means removal from my circles.
    QuietMentor QuietMentor 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    cici0307 cici0307 18-21, F Oct 10

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    I wouldn't say I was a GRAMMAR nazi.

    ... If ya know what I mean
    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M Sep 3

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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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    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 Sep 30, 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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    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 Aug 28

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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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    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 was going to complain about the incoherent

    posts I've tried to read. But that would be mean. So, I must assume that their autocorrect is out of control.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M Oct 11, 2013

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    I wonder if punctuation marks have gone up in

    prices lately... must be so...so many people not using them...writing words one after the other...it takes so much effort to get the meaning...sometimes, it may mean just the opposite if you put some commas... Not to talk about the spelling...there or their...here or hear... my...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Oct 10

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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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    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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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    There is something so cringeworthy about a

    person who uses simple words incorrectly. Aside from the usual "there, they're, their" mistakes and the lack of spellcheck, one error that irks me like a hot poker in the eye is LOOSE vs. LOSE. You LOSE weight. You LOSE your way. You don't LOOSE something! Two different words...
    canadagirl0101 canadagirl0101 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 18

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 8

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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...
    Unconqueredsoul Unconqueredsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31, 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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    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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    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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    I am the kind of guy

    who will correct your bad grammar. And spelling. And stupidity. Please feel welcome to reciprocate.
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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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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    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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    The misuse of "myself"

    and "yourself" in memos and letters drives me nuts.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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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    I look at what people say today on their phones.

    No short hand is not quicker. It takes me longer to figure out what your saying when you say stuff like. "You no you" as in. You know you. I'm pretty sure your on a smart phone with a large keyboard we are given this large key board with out even short hand it's possible to...
    locoladel locoladel 16-17, T Oct 3

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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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    Related Experiences

    People who correct others spelling and grammar are doing this for many reasons. Some people correct grammar and spelling because there intelligence is good on that skill, they don...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    hey people the real reason for language is to communicate and if u have understood what the person wants to convey then let go of the grammar and spellings bit ..this is not a...
    romell romell 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 3

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    And I hate, how people have to make such a big fuss over it. I mean, It's very rude to look down on someone just because of there "grammar". I'm shocked there so many people in...
    Huskyforders Huskyforders 13-15, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Alright. I am what they call a Grammar Nazi... But yeah I try so hard to shut up and don't say anything but sometimes I just can't. It's like a volcano and lava starts building up...
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I don't even give them the time of day, no response, ( unless I am ok a really bad mood lol) if you are a grammar nazi I will block you so don't waste you're time! Everybody ales...
    CoitusInterruptus CoitusInterruptus 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I guarantee if you know me more clearly, you will know my beautiful inside and how much cute I am. I'm not a heartless girl I have a heart I have a feeling so I know what the human...
    Piyawan Piyawan 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Adsodjuration. Literally the worst spelling of exaggeration I have ever seen.
    BlossomOfWinterfell BlossomOfWinterfell 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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