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Loose is an adjective meaning “not tight.”

Lose is a verb meaning to be unable to find something or cease to have possession or control of it. Words that have similar meanings are “lost” (past tense of lose) and “loss” (the noun synonym). Note that all three similar words have only one letter “o” and not two.

Examples:
“After being punched in the mouth, I had a loose tooth.”
“My Glock is a loose fit in this holster and I might lose it.”
“I don’t want to lose my car keys so I wired them to this 2×4 board.”




“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
 
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Your wright on the money with this one.
 
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Your wright on the money with this one.

You're rite on the money with this won!
 
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Gramar and spelling errors make me loose my temper to.
 
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Didn't we just due one of these?




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But, Engrish is hard & I dont rite gud. Razz




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Originally posted by ensigmatic:
Didn't we just due one of these?


Irregardless, it doesn’t mean the point is mute.
Exspecially for folks that just wont axe for advise

(OP, you can’t tell me you didn’t see this coming)
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Originally posted by ensigmatic:
Didn't we just due one of these?

Irregardless, it doesn’t mean the point is mute.
Exspecially for folks that just wont axe for advise

Exspecially if they could care less.




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living." -- Seneca the Younger, Roman Stoic philosopher
"The dominant media is no more ``mainstream`` than leftists are liberals." -- me
 
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Too soon old,
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It's an epidemic. Been going on for years through out the net. Probably an alien experiment to see how easily earthlings are confused. Based on the results, invasion is all but ensured.


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Originally posted by hudr:
(OP, you can’t tell me you didn’t see this coming)
Smile


I was hoping for it. Big Grin




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— Bertrand Russell
 
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Yeah, that one annoys me.

Same with people interchanging "looser" for "loser." Similar to people writing "poseur" for "poser." I don't care if "poseur" is in Merriam-Webster, there's no need for a second spelling of the same word. Really isn't.

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Originally posted by hudr:
(OP, you can’t tell me you didn’t see this coming)
Smile


I was hoping for it. Big Grin


Sometimes it's just fun to drag a stick along the bars to the cage and get the monkeys all riled up. Big Grin
 
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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Loose/lose has long been my pet peeve with regard to internet posting. Just ahead of tounge/tongue.

Doesn't anyone ever look at a dictionary?
 
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Originally posted by NavyAgShooter:
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Loose/lose has long been my pet peeve with regard to internet posting. Just ahead of tounge/tongue.

Doesn't anyone ever look at a dictionary?


Nope. There all using spell check.
 
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So... I think you are saying if I get a lose toof I should go to a dentist so I don't loose it.
Is that write?



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I rarely read my posts before I hit the post button and auto correct will pick the spelling or insert a word that makes absolutely no sense.
 
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Y'all seem to be grouchy, go get layed, it'll help. Big Grin
 
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So, are you done, or finished?
 
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Originally posted by mindustrial:
So, are you done, or finished?



Ah: An interesting question.

I haven’t seen anyone differentiate between the two in literally decades, and the first, last, and only person in my personal experience who ever did that was my mother. Her contention was that “done” referred to something in the oven or otherwise food that was being cooked. Otherwise it’s finished. Because I have never seen anyone else make the distinction I have never known whether that was actual proper word usage or was just how she understood it.




“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
 
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Originally posted by mindustrial:
So, are you done, or finished?
Complete or full.
 
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