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Mathew Lewis Mathew Lewis Male, 28, South Africa (2/5/2013 6:47:00 PM)

I know that this makes me look like a stickler but this is a poetry site so please please please, anyone submitting a new poem, at least take the effort to put it through a spell check first. There are WAY too many poems I keep on coming across that have terrible spelling, grammar and syntax errors. I'm a terrible speller so I know how easy it is to make these mistakes but most of them can be easily rectified by simply typing the poem up on word or any similar word processing software first. Seriously guys. If you want to use language expressed through words to communicate you're thoughts to a wider public audience, then have the decency to treat that audience with some respect, not to mention the language your using in the first place.

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  • Rookie Jinny Kim (2/6/2013 7:14:00 PM) Post reply
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    I totally agree with you. If you're going to write poetry, write it properly.
    With proper language.
    It might be a typo, but then that's why you are supposed to check it over.
    It's really annoying reading something with bad grammar/spelling.

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