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    Default My sister constantly correcting me..

    My older sister is constantly correcting me..
    I tend to say the wrong words or pronounce them incorrectly.

    She is forever correcting what I say. Even in my emails.

    She's like the grammar police.

    If I tell her it upsets me, she says I am too sensitive and only helping me.

    I said "YOUBER" instead of "U-BER" and got a correction. She doesn't do it in a loving way either..it's kind of with sarcasm. Please excuse if my grammar is not correct in this post.

    Should I just accept it as correction or continue to tell her to stop it.

    She thinks that I may be on the Autism spectrum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumnut222 View Post
    My older sister is constantly correcting me..
    I tend to say the wrong words or pronounce them incorrectly.

    She is forever correcting what I say. Even in my emails.

    She's like the grammar police.

    If I tell her it upsets me, she says I am too sensitive and only helping me.

    I said "YOUBER" instead of "U-BER" and got a correction. She doesn't do it in a loving way either..it's kind of with sarcasm. Please excuse if my grammar is not correct in this post.

    Should I just accept it as correction or continue to tell her to stop it.

    She thinks that I may be on the Autism spectrum
    This would really annoy me! I would tell her to stop!
    Please don't worry about grammar, mine is bad but I don't care πŸ˜‚

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    I think you need to tell her once and for all to stop. Some people have trouble spelling things its not a big deal. Half the time the phone or email corrects incorrectly.

    If she does it again ignore her calls and emails for a week she will get the message.

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    This is something entirely for you to decide. Why create a thread about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    This is something entirely for you to decide. Why create a thread about it?
    Sometimes we need to just vent about stuff, especially if we don't have anyone to vent to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    This is something entirely for you to decide. Why create a thread about it?
    Perhaps the forum should come with a list of what are approved subjects to post about? I've noticed a few "old timers" telling others what is and is not acceptable to post about, for no real reason. Or perhaps people could take their own advice and stay out of threads that don't interest them? Honestly forums struggle enough as it is with the mass exodus to Facebook groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    This is something entirely for you to decide. Why create a thread about it?
    Threads have been created for less... Besides, isn't that kind of what forums are for? To get others advice and opinions, or even to just have a vent? It's obviously bothering OP, they have tried to solve the issue themselves to no avail, now they are asking advice. No different to any other post here?

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    OP I understand how frustrating it can be. Kind of says more about her though, picking on pretty trivial things. Could she be doing it because she knows it bothers you? Maybe just try giving her zero reaction when she does it. If it's via text, ignore it and continue as you were. If it's during a conversation, just gloss over it and act like she didn't say anything (even when you want to shove her 'helpfulness' down her throat). Eventually, she will get the message and hopefully give up. If not, continue to ignore it and hopefully by pretending you aren't bothered, you will eventually really not be bothered.

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    I think I'm your sister lol (not really). That is the kind of stuff that irritates me, though it's my mother that mispronounces or mispells words.

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    It clearly is something she cares about. She might think she’s helping you by correcting you. I would just learn to ignore it as one of her quirks.

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