I've noticed something strange about myself lately.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cjcookie, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. cjcookie

    cjcookie New Member

    I'm usually a pretty carefree person but since I've had Fibro, I have this weird habit of letting stupid grammatical things get to me. It just nuts. I know I make mistakes too but when I see a typo, word spelled wrong, hear someone say something off, it drives me nuts.

    The mean pharmacy assistant was telling me I should have all my meds "wrote down". I started to say "I know I should have them WRITTEN down" and then stopped myself in mid sentence. She looked at me and knew I was mad. I see things like "alot" and other little things and they make me crazy. What in the world is wrong with me? My house is a mess and I worry about grammar? Maybe it has something to do with no control. Anyone else have little weird things like this happen to them?

  2. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    I think I have become the person who makes the gramatical errors now! My brain is out of control!
  3. cjcookie

    cjcookie New Member

    I didn't mean it against anyone. It's just such a weird thing. And yes, I've actually heard myself say things that would have never come out of my mouth before. Weird mistakes I never would have made before.

    I've also heard a few cuss words come out too. My friend laughed at me yesterday. She said she was shocked to hear me say a bad word. Oh please - I think them all the time.
  4. Jana1

    Jana1 New Member

    That is the one that drives me up a wall!!!!! or it's for its...so so many and I know I am obsessive about seeing them and letting them get to me! I am glad someone else mentioned it.

  5. Fudge43

    Fudge43 New Member

    ... it is SO FRUSTRATING "looking" for words in my brain .. I can't get them out right or they are on the tip of my tongue and they STAY there !
    Member of this wacky word club !
    Joy : )
  6. cjcookie

    cjcookie New Member

    Okay you guys. Waiting for the post that says the picky girl made an error.
  7. cjcookie

    cjcookie New Member

    President, right? Wasn't he the one with the nucular thing?
  8. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    I know what you mean and it may be just because our world is so small. (Rarely get out, socialize with friends...friends? what friends I've been sick so long here I don't know any one.

    But CNN does it, magazines do it, books do it and yes, I expect better.

    I don't think you're talking about the brain fog moments we've all had on this board, right?

    There's a military commercial on our AFRTS station and the girl "couldn't be prouder" of what she's doing. HUH??? Did she mean more proud?

    My husband can't spell "you're" for anything and I do tend to bring it up. Your my sweetheart...just bugs the crap out of me. (Maybe it's menopause?)


    Nancy B
  9. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    ...but YES! I know exactly what you mean.

    I've become (still silently so far) Ms. Critique of Grammar and Speech. It's so automatic that I just stand back in amazement and listen to myself! Last week I came "this" close to taking one of the young baggers aside at the grocery store to urge her to pitch her high baby voice lower and this morning I was muttering about a senator on NPR who kept saying "You know" before every sentence. I say you know! And don't get me started on "anyways".

    Do we spend too much time alone? ('Ya think?? lol) In actuality I couldn't care less what someone else does or sounds like, I don't think. I'm certainly not aware of any advanced degree in English that I might have completed in my sleep.

    I'd try to figure it out except I'm too busy trying to keep my mouth shut before I offend someone. Meanwhile, I hope I've spelled everything correctly here. Along with this new compulsion to critique everyone else, I've lost my ability to spell!

  10. Callum

    Callum New Member

    The adjective "good" in place of the adverb "well"; sherbert for sherbet (You should have heard me in a restaurant - "THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ORANGE SHERBERT!"), and ending sentences with prepositions.

    This never truly got under my skin until I got sick, and I think it's because I often feel as if my nerves have been sand papered all over, and everything is an irritant. It's just easier to get worked up about things that truly don't matter than things that actually have an impact on me.
  11. Lolalee

    Lolalee New Member

    Cookie, you are not the only one. I know that I make mistakes, so I can't explain why it bothers me so much to see grammatical and spelling errors. Whenever I see "alot" it makes me crazy, too. So many people spell it that way. It's as if (a lot) has become one word in the English language. When did that happen?

    You're not the only one who is picky about these things.

  12. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    OK, my thoughts, lol! I didn't get offended at this; actually think it was interesting that you posted this.

    I've worked as an Administrative Specialist for so long and notice little typos because that's what I'm accustomed to doing; however, I don't here and in fact, sometimes realize I made an error but feel it's so nice to be able to do that, finally. Sometimes, I think I type too fast and that causes my errors.

    I'll try to do better,


    PS: Is it "cuss" or "curse"? LOL! OK, Just kidding; I think it's both.

    This popped back up at the top again so I thought I would add a little something: I am aware of the correct grammar and was an "A" student in English but being a "country gal" use the "slang" words because now, I can. I didn't realize that it might be a problem to others and I apologize for being selfish. Like I stated previously, I'll try to do better:)[This Message was Edited on 08/02/2006]
  13. tamsyn

    tamsyn Member

    Dear Callum,

    your line says it all -- to me this is the worst part of our illness: that raw, edgy feeling like everything and everyone rubs you the wrong way, and you're trying so hard to act normally when in fact you feel like you're stretched to screaming point by light, noise, pain, grammatical errors or whatever. This has eased for me since I went on sleeping pills (so now I sleep) and started Gabapentin to ease the over-stimulation of my CNS reactivity. But if all we do is fuss about grammar, when in fact we feel like having a screaming hissy fit, then we're all doing OKAY!!!
  14. SusanEU

    SusanEU New Member

    When I hear someone saying "as well, too".

    I feel like shouting: "THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE - IT IS EITHER AS WELL OR TOO."

    I know it's silly.

    Sue in Ontario

  15. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    I can't stand it when someone says "pacific" instead of pronouncing the "s" in specific...that one kills me. I'll stop on that one my list is to long.

    I also make a lot of mistakes thank goodness for spell check-when I remember to use it. :)

    I just call myself annal retentive...LOL (it's a family thing)


    Karen :)
  16. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    this site. I found several things I have done
    incorrectly for years...LOL

    Well at least now I can correct myself in business correspondence.


    Have fun,

    Karen :)
    [This Message was Edited on 07/28/2006]
  17. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    If we were perfectionists before we got sick, chances are we're still perfectionists....

    Another one that bugs me is "would of"...it's would have.


  18. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

    I heard we all have it, some less than others,others have it more. I think, with FMS, the OCD surfaces more. I know it does for me when I am tired or under more stress. For example, something not in its place, reading a sentence twice, etc. I am mostly an ordinary person and can tell when I do something weird like this. I can tell when it's happening. I grew up with a father who has OCD and our lives were hell as children and even today, he is difficult to be with. He would get abusive with his routines. This is what I have always thought, that this is part of it. The personality profile of a Fibromyte is a perfectionist to some degree. That is what I have read anyway.
  19. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    Oh, man! You hit a sore spot with me!!

    I proof read the paper! I've even sent emails to websites to tell them about a typo!

    Did you know that we can read the words even if the letters are all messed up as long as the first and last letter are in the right place?

    Did you konw taht we can raed the wrods eevn if the ltetres are all msesed up as lnog as the frist and lsat letetrs are in the rghit palce?

    Man, try typing that way with all the letters messed up!


    Sotp and semll the pupieps!