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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November 12, 2020, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by RogB: Had to laugh when someone recently posted "I'm a looser...".
Puts me in mind of a former girlfriend...
Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
November 12, 2020, 10:12 AM
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.
November 12, 2020, 10:18 AM
They have a lose grasp of the English language.
"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
November 12, 2020, 11:32 AM
There are times when I have to use those terms, but I get lost in the thought process