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  1. #1
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    Default Lose has lost an 'o'.

    I'm generally not the sort to pick at grammar or spelling in posts, but over the past few years, I have realized that the word "lose" (pronouced LOOZ) is not only misspelled, but is probably misspelled more often than it is spelled correctly. And the thing is, the misspelled version is actually a different word.

    Many (perhaps even most) people spell lose (LOOZ) as 'loose' (LOOS).

    Lose - is to misplace something. To lose a hive of bees during winter.
    Loose - is when something is not secure. A loose screw.


    As they say, a good way to remember is to think "lose has lost an o"

    Anyway, I'm not into picking at one person or post, and I don't think anyone actually wants to misspell things, so I thought it would be best to say this as a post of its own.

    I'm just sayin'...

    Adam

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    I type it incorrectly almost every time. I think I usually catch it....
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 12 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Thanks for the lesson! It helps to straighten things out for the posters.

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    When I read postings that had mis-spelings in them it driveses me crasy!
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrbbees View Post
    When I read postings that had mis-spelings in them it driveses me crasy!
    Me to. Your right. Folks need to check there grammar more often before hitting the send button.

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer128 View Post
    Me to. Your right. Folks need to check there grammar more often before hitting the send button.
    their!
    If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer128 View Post
    Me to. Your right. Folks need to check there grammar more often before hitting the send button.
    Hokd on foniks werkd fer mi!
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
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