I Value Correct Spelling And Grammar

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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, 2014

    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...
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2010

    Is it really that difficult to use letters

    instead of numbers to make words?
    SubSided SubSided
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 22, 2015

    As a totally avid writer,

    I like to be keen about my own spelling and grammar. I'm not a "Grammar Nazi," though, as some people have called me! No, I only correct grammar when people are deliberately being ignorant. For example, this one dude was like, "I saw one Pakistani on EP. He must be a terrorist...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    Jan 12

    Call me a snob, or whatever,

    but I appreciate correct spelling and grammar. I know we all don't know how to spell things perfectly, even me sometimes, but I try my best to articulate what I'm thinking to connect with others. I also understand the flaws are conversational rather than academic language. I...
    rorylovesrainbows rorylovesrainbows
    18-21, F
    Jun 24, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    Aug 28, 2014
    cici0307 cici0307
    22-25, F
    Oct 10, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    I value good spelling

    and pronounciation and don't like reading work with incorrect grammar and spelling mistakes but in my case, I'm on my iPod and my spell checkers changes my words a lot but I have to rush before the power shuts off and I lose my work. I need more bytes. :) I go over my work and...
    Outofeden Outofeden
    31-35, F
    Jan 14, 2015

    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
    53 Responses Mar 17, 2011

    I before E, except after C.

    So what is the exception for protEin?
    nephthalim nephthalim
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 22, 2014
    supriya20 supriya20
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 1

    I am hypocritical, I myself can't spell

    but I hate it when others do what I do . I do it accidentally, some people do it cause they want to.
    Peachyyoshi Peachyyoshi
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    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
    17 Responses Mar 24, 2011

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2015

    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

    Is it bad that sometimes it bugs me

    so much that I just don't bother replying to people?
    bigryand bigryand
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 10, 2015
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 19, 2014

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    If u typ like dis den I wil nver spk 2 u agen.

    Translation: If you type like a complete moron I will unfriend you and avoid speaking to you for the rest of my existence.
    NothingElseAvalable NothingElseAvalable
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 31, 2015

    When my friend looks at me

    and says "what you're doin this weekend?" I just get the urge to drop kick him in the throat
    nightguy2597 nightguy2597
    18-21, M
    Sep 4, 2015

    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...
    bbfeels bbfeels
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2013
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2013

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 13, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    31-35, M
    Mar 21, 2014

    I believe it helps get any opinions across in a

    non-offensive and objective manner. That is something that is slowly becoming more important as all of these political issues arise on social media.
    heyashree heyashree
    18-21, F
    Jun 28, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

    I Absolutely Do

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

    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, 2014

    I wouldn't say I was a GRAMMAR nazi.

    ... If ya know what I mean
    LilHitler LilHitler
    70+, M
    Sep 3, 2014

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2012

    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, 2014

    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 can connect with them better.
    SomeGuyNamedBlue SomeGuyNamedBlue
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 17

    "No 1 undrstnds me!" Well,

    they might if you could spell.
    SubSided SubSided
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 23, 2015

    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
    18-21, T
    Oct 3, 2014

    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

    I am the kind of guy

    who will correct your bad grammar. And spelling. And stupidity. Please feel welcome to reciprocate.
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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