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Loosing it

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

  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  2. Scarlett O.

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    Just one of the many extremely common grammatical errors. People tend to lax their grammar skills when frolicking online. :flower:
     
  3. Bro. Curtis

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    COULD BE !!!!!????!?!?!!!?!?!? :laugh:

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

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    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
     
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    "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
     
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    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

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    double post.

    What is wrong with this websit??? I can't get connected haf the time!
     
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  8. Scarlett O.

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    As I said, people get lax with grammar skills when frolicking online. You, me, and all of us. :tongue3: :laugh:
     
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    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

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    Triple. grrrrr.
     
  11. SBCPreacher

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    I'm sorry, you'se guys "loost" me.
     
  12. Marcia

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    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

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    Yes, I've noticed!!

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

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    I also noticed in my last post that I can't spell! :laugh:


    How about you and you're?

    Or, then and than?
     
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    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
     
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    "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
     
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    Are you trying to make mistakes on purpose? I hope so! :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Great... Now we have an assistant to the assistant to the language cop...

    [​IMG]
     
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    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.
     
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