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What is it that makes this distinction so difficult for people? Not just on SF but throughout the internet? It's an easy word and if you read the sentence out loud it's obvious which word to use. Had to laugh when someone recently posted "I'm a looser...".

Doesn't seem to be a problem in reverse. People seem to know to write "my dog is loose" instead of lose.


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Had to laugh when someone recently posted "I'm a looser...".


Puts me in mind of a former girlfriend... Eek




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The one that bugs me is the misuse of 'sell' and 'sale' as in "I want to sale this..." or "Up for sell".

Apparent there's more than history not taught in schools anymore.
 
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They have a lose grasp of the English language.




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There are times when I have to use those terms, but I get lost in the thought process



 
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Reminds me a Beatles’65 tune, “I’m a looser”.

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Link to original video: https://youtu.be/f70Z3cvrQd0 [/FLASH_VIDEO]
 
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I wonder if being a looser is any different if you live in the dessert?
 
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No, makes no difference to the loosers I’ve met. They’re like us, they say it’s a dry heat.
 
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I am right their with you and agree. Eek Razz


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This is such a loose loose situation



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Loose/lose is my number one pet peeve on internet text. There/their/they're is coming up on the outside.

Doesn't anyone ever look at a dictionary? Does anyone even have a dictionary?
 
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I was looking for our dictionary a couple weeks ago, the bride said she gave it to the library.
Got close enough to the spelling & auto fill took over.

Still, miss the old way and learning more than just the spelling.
 
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I've been seeing "then" used in lieu of "than" a lot lately. Surprisingly, in books and news articles, which are supposed to to have editors and proofreaders.


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Very good. I’ll use dictionary.com. Thank you.
 
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There their they're, it's going to be ok. Big Grin
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The dog laid down.

I'd like some advise.

Their coming at six.

Fire for affect.

How does it effect you?

Your doing okay.

He drinks alot.

What's a few bucks between friends?

Try to illicit a response.

Don't try to council me.

On the train, try for the upper birth.

He waits with baited breath.

Keep me appraised of the situation.

The right to bare arms.

That man is a cereal killer.

Step on the gas peddle.
 
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Originally posted by sns3guppy:

What's a few bucks between friends?



Might be slower than usual, but I'm not seeing the issue with that.
I bet I feel silly soon, but could you elaborate please?
 
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I was going to add irregardless to your list, but I see it is indeed now a word.

Learn something every day.
 
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