• fullmetaldokis:
when i was in elementary school i was told by my teacher to stop using exclamation marks for every sentence and that they should only be used for exciting things and i remember feeling confused because i thought everything was exciting
this is the saddest thing I've ever read
What makes it even sadder is the fact that there is not even one exclamation mark in there
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    • Ok but to be fair kids find almost everything exciting and mostly yell everything they say.
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    • Teaching is a major responsibility, similar to parenting... You have to be careful with all their little hearts cuz you can break them, even in high school...
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    • I reserve them almost exclusively for interjections, which are generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point, or by a comma when the feeling’s not as strong. So when you’re happy, or sad, or frightened, or mad, or exited, or glad. An interjection starts a sentence right
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    • Yeah my dad smothered all my happiness and will to live at an early age too. I remember dancing to some music at like 5 or 6 and him yelling at me to stop making a fool of myself and embarrassing him in public. Tf man he ruined me for life with that shit now I have social anxiety and give a shit abo
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    • I kinda knew how to read before K...to get me to go, my folks told me about libraries. Big room full of books to read, and a person called a Librarian whose job was to help me choose books to borrow. 1st day of K, i left class and found the library. Asked librarian to help me pick a book. 1/2.....
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    • I was the same way until I woke up one night to hear my dad tell my mom that she was "A worthless whore and an even less worthless mother." Since then I find it hard to put excitement into anything at all.
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    • !
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    • Kids having their dreams demolished by teachers daily. I had my dreams slaughtered by my family. It's the American dream I guess!!!!
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    • 1.This is why I try to encourage my little cousin even when he does those weird tiktok dance because I want him to be more confident than I am. But when I try to be interested and show excitement for him older relatives say I need to stop encouraging him.
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    • I don’t care!
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    • There actually isn’t ANY punctuation in there
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    • I always use an exclamation point after most of my sentences!
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    • Objection!
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    • This is the greatest day ever I just got 7 gummies instead of 6!!!
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    • I only use them when I’m texting older people
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    • I rarely use them myself. Overusing them can be very annoying when reading and I just don’t understand how someone could be that damn excited.
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    • I don't think I've ever used it as an adult
      moto213 7 aug
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    • Or punctuation of any sort, for that matter
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    • I dont use them because they make my sentences sound cringey!
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    • Life is exciting! You are alive aren’t you? You had the opportunity to be born and experience all of the good and the bad that is the roller coaster of life. Every day is a gift! You can either be depressed or you can try to help make a positive impact
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    • examples of how school beats the enthusiasm out of children
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    • I remember when I was a kid I thought only I could hear myself hum until my teacher asked me to stop humming it blew my mind
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    • If it makes them feel any better there are no capital letters or even any punctuation at all.
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    • You know whats crazy is i actually had this exact situation legit word for word.... when I was in kindergarten my teacher who was conveniently named Mrs duck told me the same thing cause I too used exclamations on everything and I honestly thought everything was so cool and exciting I havent used
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    • I remember using ONE exclamation point in an essay and my teacher made a big ass deal about it like I committed some sort of writing crime
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    • !!
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    • So I know life is hard and we all have tragic backstories of shitty parents/teachers/“friends”/etc but no matter what please remember how they affected you and try to raise/teach kids with love rather than the hate you endured. I hope everybody has a good day and even better life :)
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    • Damn, I got the big sad, now
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    • People who use exclamation points in sentences that dont need them look so dumb!
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    • !
      jbayer 8 aug
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    • so somehow I don’t hold pencils/pens correctly, and no teacher ever corrected me. so now I get blisters and my hand gets so sore when I have to write anything more than a couple paragraphs. so just a big f*ck you to my elementary school teachers
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    • I can't wait to have kids so that I can start a new generation of my family where no one gets abused
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    • This! Makes! Me! Very! Sad!
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    • I had issues when i had to write stories in fourth grade where i tried to give backstory to every character that i added. I wanted to develop all the characters instead of just having some random person with no connection. This made my stories really long and i struggled to fo them in time. 1/2
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    • I got made fun of by a coworker 10-ish years older than me cause I thought our job was fun. I just like working :(
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    • What a shitty teacher
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    • Teachers sure know how to fuck kids up
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    • I used to get mad at tests and quizzes that made you decide to put either a period or an exclamation point. Because even as a kid I knew that crap was subjective
      larloni 7 aug
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    • I remember a time when I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to use an exclamation mark or not too. I couldn’t tell if the sentence should be like shouted or not
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    • They have to approve of your American dream
      BreadLevi 10 aug
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    • Shiiit in first grade I was reading almost on a 9th grade level because I loved to read (still do) but I only had one teacher to tell me not to read and she stole my dam book so I whipped out another one right in front of her looked her dead in the eye and continued to read. Never had any trouble
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    • I thought ! Were used for say stuff loudly not just exciting things
      _AD_ 9 aug
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    • He didnt punctuate at all
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    • In art class we were gluing shapes on construction paper...supposed to be making an assymetrical design, but I couldn't do it...every time the teacher came around she would "help me" glue an odd shape to one side. I would balance it out as she walked away. Gotta be balanced
      carcher 7 aug
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    • Or capital "I"...
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    • My jobless alcoholic dad once got dropped mid-match, so he rages at me for writing on my laptop (shut my wifi off so HE could play), argue that, says I'm lying, says he doesn't care if I'm writing the next Harry Potter, his favorite books. Didn't write for leisure for nine years after that.
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    • If everything is exciting, then nothing is exciting.
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    • I wish I knew how to feel excitement again
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    • When I was in Pre-K, they told us that a period meant a full stop, and I got confused because I thought it meant that you would read one sentence and be done with the book, cause you know, full stop.
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    • I remember when I was writing an in class essay in late elementary, around 4th or 5th grade, and I had written for both sides of an argument, when I went to turn it in my teacher pulled me to the side and told me “nobody likes a smart Ass” and explained that I was only supposed to write for one side
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    • I remember my teachers tried their best to do this to me in elementary. I would ignore them and sometimes get in trouble for ignoring. My mom would get mad at me but i’d just tell her it didn’t matter anyway what the teacher said if it came to my life.
      AngieFPS 7 aug
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    • School is meant to teach compliance, not expound on creativity
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    • This is what public schools do to children's creativity, uniqueness, and joy
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    • i use them basically everyday to wake people up!! i’m very energetic/outgoing irl so i just use exclamation points to make up for it :)
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    • By the age of 7 I had pretty severe depression but I tried to be enthusiastic about things because my mom would yell at me if I didn’t act excited for stuff
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    • This isn't a, "wow says alot about society" moment. It's a a, "dude if that's what ruined your creativeness that's kinda gay." Moment.
      Beluga17 7 aug
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    • God tumblrtards sure are another fucking breed of retards. Please just nuke them all
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    • There's actually 4 they jus upside down ya fuckin squares
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    • If you think that's sad you should check out this book I read on the holocaust !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    • If you find everything exciting then your default state is excitement. A period is used when normal emotions are meant to be expressed. Quit acting like your special and people tried to push you down tumberbaby
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    • Of course it's Tumblr
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    • Teacher took away his ! joy
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    • :(
      AdultToys 10 aug
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    • OP was like ‘if I can’t use an exclamation mark I’m not using any punctuation marks’
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    • !!!!!
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    • Or a period, or a comma. Guess he didn't learn anything except to not use explanation marks.
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    • There wasn’t any punctuation, dude.
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    • Nor is there a period, so it's likely just bad grammar.
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    • Tbf, theres no punctuation at all
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    • Or a capital letter, a period, a comma... no quotation marks around the words of the teacher... I give this post a 1/10. The story isn’t horrible, but the presentation is unsalvageable.
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    • Took her enthusiasm away, sad
      cbeth66 9 aug
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    • Exclamation mark? There’s not one punctuation mark in this whole thread!
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    • Look, they’re right, teachers can be pricks. But that last comment was just annoying. “ThErEs NoT a SiNgLe ExClAmAtIoN pOiNt” like yeah.. you may have noticed their lack of punctuation in general lol
      Diabhal 9 aug
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    • Gotta follow the crowd kids don't want to be coloring outside the lines
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    • Not one capital I either...
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    • Jesus fucking Christ I’m shitting so fucking much oh god it hurts so bad! 😀
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    • Dude in elementary I had exclamation marks on practically everything!
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    • David...from Mrs Smiths class 2nd grade at Brichta? I remember this exact thing happening with this kid in my class
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    • I mean, there's no punctuation period, so.... maybe they just gave up on English in general?
      Katt2010 9 aug
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    • Cause of bullies and family I learned to not trust anyone but my cat. My will to live is only for my cat.
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    • Then you grow up sad
      alvie96 9 aug
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    • Hahaha very funny at least most of us already use perfect Grammer
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    • i remember i used to be a loud social kid up til 2nd grade but kept getting trouble for talking and then 3rd grade and up i became the quiet one
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    • Y'all are being way too dramatic about an exclamation point. You can use a period and still be excited. It ain't that deep.
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    • My man doesn't even capitalize his i's anymore.
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    • N!gga
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    • Or any form of punctuation, really...
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    • I had a teacher that screamed at a girl for drawing circles incorrectly. My dad was working on some computers, saw the whole thing, and unenrolled me that day.
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    • I use a lot of exclamation marks when I'm excited.
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    • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    • No punctuation whatsoever... she made him give up on punctuation all together
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    • Unfortunately the real world is a cruel and loveless place, but it's also the real world that you will have to do deal with
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    • I’m an English teacher and I use exclamation marks all the time. Listen, y’all, don’t listen to prescriptive grammar and just work on being understandable.
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    • This actually happened to me too
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    • I’m not a hateful or depressing person but I’ve always been the guy that people unload their problems on and my problems are almost never taken seriously I used to be really happy and outgoing but then reality hit me
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    • Tbh, fuck grammar. Sure, there’s a form, but if people understand what you say, does it really matter?
      rememer 8 aug
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    • Not even a capital letter either
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