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Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:35 am

Okay, I am momentarily bored. I just wanted to come on and vent over a matter that drives me crazy at times, and that is the matter of those who cannot fathom the proper usage of the words "lose" and "loose" in a sentence.


ie: "I have nothing to loose, so I bought it".
"I thought I was gonna loose my mind".
"My belt was very lose".

"I have nothing to LOSE, so I bought it"
"I thought I was gonna LOSE my mind"
"My belt was very LOOSE".

LOL.....okay, rant over. Talk amongst yourselves.

 
VSlover
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:54 am

Drives me mad when people write "that guy was such a looser"

looser?

thats almost as bad as its v it's
 
kimmykun
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:03 am

Hmm... "Loose" and "lose" don't bother me as much as people who can't tell the difference between "your" and "you're" and "there," "their," and "they're" do. Those are just unforgiveable to me.
 
4holer
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:19 am

Looser vs. loser?

One of my favorite things about this site! I love it when people do that! So thick with irony, ya gotta love it. When someone actually calls you that, there is no need to respond since they have made themselves look pretty stupid.
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redngold
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:18 am

I'm going to loose my mind if another grammatical genius gets lose.
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N243NW
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:53 am

Yes, this is probably my most hated grammatical error here on A.net. If you want, you can see my other pet peeves here: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/site_related/read.main/19279/
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BO__einG
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:13 am

I avoid that confusion by reciting sentences with those words in it so I can get em straight.

You lose the bet, now give me money!
That slut in the corner is loose, keep a distance.

Its almost like Potatoe and Potato.
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flyingbronco05
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:04 pm

Hanger and hangar really piss me off.

So does choose and chose.

Even grammer and grammar.

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JBirdAV8r
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:42 pm

Spelling mistakes drive me nuts. I'm also rather big on sentence structure. It's the editor in me  Big grin

My pet peeve, though, is comma usage. It seems no one can get them down. That includes companies like CNN and Reuters!

If I am talking about Bob Newhart's neigbors on the show "Newhart", I'm talking about Larry, Darryl, and the other Darryl. Not Larry, Darryl and the other Darryl!!!

Yeah, it's picky, but I'm weird.
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virgin744
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:03 pm

okay,
most kids on this site would lose their virginity if they could find a loose girl.  Big thumbs up


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MYT332
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:17 pm

What about, where, were and wear? Thats pisists me off!
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Banco
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:29 pm

Not forgetting those people who can't spell colour, favour or manoeuvre.


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gkirk
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:27 am

Andreas and Klaus are bad for using the word looser in the wrong place, aint they Banco  Big grin
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airlinelover
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:23 am

Not forgetting those people who can't spell colour, favour or manoeuvre.

Yeah. Everyone knows that the correct spelling is "Color", "Favor", and I have no idea what the hell that last word is.

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GKirk

Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:44 am

GKirk: Andreas and Klaus are bad for using the word looser in the wrong place, aint they Banco

Huh? I doubt that... i hate this kind of mistake...
 
AnsettAW
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RE: Use Of The Words "Lose" And "Loose"

Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:19 am

My pet peeve, though, is comma usage. It seems no one can get them down. That includes companies like CNN and Reuters!

If I am talking about Bob Newhart's neigbors on the show "Newhart", I'm talking about Larry, Darryl, and the other Darryl. Not Larry, Darryl and the other Darryl!!!

Yeah, it's picky, but I'm weird.



A serial comma (the last comma in a series) is not necessary in newspaper
and magazine writing. Beginning writers should use a serial comma.
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