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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. 9 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'.

    I hve nt sen tht 1 shrtned bt hve seen lot more.... and it drives me craaaaaazzzzzy also.

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgolden View Post
    their!
    hahaha You caught one of them. Read it again. lol

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer128 View Post
    hahaha You caught one of them. Read it again. lol
    YOU'RE !!!! Does EVERYONE have to use "your" or worse, yur or ur to mean you are? Are people too (not "to") lazy to find the apostrophe 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.
    Hokd on foniks werkd fer mi!
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Whats and a apostraphi button?
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Stop joking around everyone. All this poor grammar and spelling is making me loose my mind!

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gus979 View Post
    Stop joking around everyone. All this poor grammar and spelling is making me loose my mind!
    Better tghten it then.

    Seriously, though, I see this misspelling a lot and not just here. However, this was the funniest thing I've read all day. Thanks (don't get me started on the texting crap--I actually thought omg was supposed to be a street when I was looking for a house and the realtor couldn't understand why I was confused).

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    The whole "loose" , "lose" thing drives me nuts. I have a hard time with it here and I absolutely won't put up with it at work. It's not that hard to get it right and I don't mind quite so much when people really don't know. It's the ones who don't care that I get cranky with. Oh...and "fail" is another. If you mean "failure", say it. But don't say "it's a fail" when "it's a failure". I'm getting old......
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenseye View Post
    It's not that hard to get it right
    Me, to...too.........two whatever
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    One more pair that seem to get confused regularly....advise and advice.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Default Re: Lose has lost an 'o'.

    Have you read the book, "The Professor and the Madman" by Ester Lombardi? Most everybody has a copy of the Oxford Dictionary. I never knew the chief contributor to the Oxford Dictionary was confined to an insane asylum. The Madman would never have confused "lose" with "loose." The Madman's grammer and spelling was impeccable. Even as I write this, I am using the Oxford Dictionary which my father procured with five hundred cigar bands.
    Last edited by linn; 01-20-2013 at 04:40 PM. Reason: Madman and cigar bands

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