Loosing it

Discussion in 'All Other Discussions' started by NaasPreacher (C4K), Jan 10, 2009.

  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K)
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    78
    I am noticing a general trend, especially online, where 'loose' is replacing 'lose' in posting.

    For example, something like - 'The GOP seems to be loosing much of its traditional support base.'

    "Loose" generally refers to things that are 'not tight, free from restraint.'

    In many of these statements the proper word is 'lose' meaning 'to come to be without'.

    Has anyone else noticed that we are 'losing it' when it comes the difference between 'lose' and loose'?

    I guess my example could be true if the GOP were releasing, or letting loose, some of its support base.
     
    #1 NaasPreacher (C4K), Jan 10, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 10, 2009
  2. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O.
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    114
    Just one of the many extremely common grammatical errors. People tend to lax their grammar skills when frolicking online. :flower:
     
  3. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
    COULD BE !!!!!????!?!?!!!?!?!? :laugh:

    They released me about halfway thru February '05.
     
  4. EdSutton

    EdSutton
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    8,755
    Likes Received:
    0
    Exhibit "A"

    "One might mention that 'grammatical errors' and 'lax grammar skills' would also include the use of an adjective as a verb or infinitive."

    Would you like to now post [​IMG] ??

    :rolleyes:

    Signed, Language Cop
     
    #4 EdSutton, Jan 10, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 10, 2009
  5. EdSutton

    EdSutton
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    8,755
    Likes Received:
    0
    "This post of C4K is a decidedly, 'loose'-ly constructed post, as well.

    Ergo, I again suggest, just as in post #4, that a [​IMG] is well within order."

    :rolleyes:

    Signed, Language Cop
     
    #5 EdSutton, Jan 10, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 10, 2009
  6. Amy.G

    Amy.G
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    13,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oops. I think you broke your own rule.

    You should have written, "suggest again".


    Signed, assistant to Language Cop (self appointed) :D
     
  7. Amy.G

    Amy.G
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    13,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    double post.

    What is wrong with this websit??? I can't get connected haf the time!
     
    #7 Amy.G, Jan 10, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 10, 2009
  8. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O.
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    114
    As I said, people get lax with grammar skills when frolicking online. You, me, and all of us. :tongue3: :laugh:
     
  9. LeBuick

    LeBuick
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well if the language cop and his assistant can't agree, then how do we lowly dropouts be spected to gets it right?
     
  10. Amy.G

    Amy.G
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    13,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Triple. grrrrr.
     
  11. SBCPreacher

    SBCPreacher
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,764
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm sorry, you'se guys "loost" me.
     
  12. Marcia

    Marcia
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    11,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've noticed this too, Amy. It's happened a lot over the past 3 weeks or so - I can't get to the website, I can't post, posts take a long time to go up, etc., etc.
     
  13. Marcia

    Marcia
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    11,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, I've noticed!!

    Have you noticed that "altar" -- the kind you find at church -- is almost always spelled "alter?" It drives me nuts.
     
  14. LeBuick

    LeBuick
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was going t suggest it was not a long drive but it may altar my views of youse so I decided not ta suggest...
     
  15. Amy.G

    Amy.G
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    13,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    I also noticed in my last post that I can't spell! :laugh:


    How about you and you're?

    Or, then and than?
     
  16. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Me Grammar always said, Now Jimmie, be a good lad and sit quietly in corner. I always obeyed me Grammar, cos she was t' boss, you know.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  17. EdSutton

    EdSutton
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    8,755
    Likes Received:
    0
    "Either word order is permissible, without altering the sense, in the above cited instance, here on this site." ;)
    "Don't give up your 'day job'!"

    Signed, Language Cop
     
  18. Marcia

    Marcia
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    11,139
    Likes Received:
    0


    Are you trying to make mistakes on purpose? I hope so! :smilewinkgrin:
     
  19. LeBuick

    LeBuick
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great... Now we have an assistant to the assistant to the language cop...

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Spinach

    Spinach
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    0
    Grammar/spelling errors are a pet peeve of mine, though I don't post about them because as sure as I'm sitting here, I'll do something off and be called on it. I notice about myself that I overuse commas and underuse semi-colons.

    I went to state spelling bee when in the 7th grade and lost on the word "naive". I'll never forget how to spell that one. As an adult, however, I feel that "naive" should have been excluded from the list. Can anyone say "bitter"? LOL!

    Your and you're, then and than, loose and lose----those may be in my top 3.
     

Share This Page

Loading...