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I Value Correct Spelling And Grammar

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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 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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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 4 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Yes, and I have won a spelling bee

    or two in my time. But I type here mostly on a phone keyboard and it's just impossible. If you see spelling and grammar errors just know that I probably see them too. I'm just being too lazy or hurried to try to fix it for the third time. iPhones and their ilk are ruining good...
    Pozadam Pozadam 46-50, M Jul 6

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    fikrisharif fikrisharif 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    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

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 1 Response Jan 3, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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

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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 54 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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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 3 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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.
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 4 Responses May 31

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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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    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

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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 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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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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    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 70+ 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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

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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, 2014

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    How fast can you guess these words?

    : 1. BOO_S 2. _ _ NDOM 3. F _ _ K 4. P _ N _ S 5. S _ X 1. Books 2. Random 3. Fork 4. Pants. 5. Six. You got the 5 wrong, didnt you?
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 5

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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, 2014

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    cici0307 cici0307 22-25, F Oct 10, 2014

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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

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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, 2014

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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...
    bbfeels bbfeels 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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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, 2014

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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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    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

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    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

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 18-21, T Oct 3, 2014

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    Is it really that difficult to use letters

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

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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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    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

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    "No 1 undrstnds me!" Well,

    they might if you could spell.
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 2 Responses May 23

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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, 2014

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    Lol!! #iphone yep I have one and auto correct can be annoying but hillarious!!
    Paul2v Paul2v 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    La0201 La0201 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Lmao I feel like I come off as a jerk sometimes but I can't help it. People are still mixing up their, they're, and there. I saw someone correct one person and they were STILL...
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