LOSE/LOOSE

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  1. fattothin

    fattothin Gold Member

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    I do not profess to be an A-level english student but the continuous wrong use of the words LOSE and LOOSE winds me up no end so here ya go.....:rolleyes:

    LOSE (pronounced looz or sounds like zoo's with a L) means to banish from ones sight. eg "I will lose weight this week"
    lose - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    LOOSE (pronounced l-who-se or noose with an L) means to be of a slack fit. eg "the trousers were of a loose fit"
    loose - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    :p:p:p
    A bloody Yorkshire man teaching people english lol:D:D:D
     
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    Kay Gold Member

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    Not guilty your honour ;)
     
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    I know what you mean, but it's a really common mistake. I've probably done it myself when I've been typing quickly and multitasking.

    It doesn't help that Loose starts with loo but pronounced differently IYKWIM.

    I see another on the cambridge forum. Mousse and Mouse. It's amazing how many people make their packs into mice.
     
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    I know, it drives me mad too lol
     
  6. Eclipse

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    Surely you mean meeces lol
     
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    Im Welsh so cant spell anyhoo x
     
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    howdy-doody Eloquent hooligan

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    Add they're, their & there to the list too ;)
     
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    I can wear the fast typing excuse but not all the time, as someone just done it again I reckon just to wind me up lol
    common ones I understand are:-
    They're there their
    where were we're
    is his
    even wait and weight occasionally
    but can you imagine saying 'Any which way but LOSE' or 'LOOSE your shirt'?
     
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    Another pet hate of mine is "i should of" instead of "i should have".

    Also pronouncing "aitch" as "haitch" grrrrrrrrrrr
     
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    I know, I know, I am very pedantic lol
     
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    fattothin Gold Member

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    tut tut :p x
     
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    Oh my!!! I used to always do that when I was at school. Used to drive my teacher nuts (notice the spelling nuts....not nutz)
     
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    howdy-doody Eloquent hooligan

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    There's nothing so elegant as the English language in the hands of those who know who to use it properly... :)

    Alliteration, locquacity & verbosity... they're like like an orgasm for your tongue and ears :D
     
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    howdy you are sick.....no way could I pull one off saying those words, but im going to have a go lol
     
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    Spelling is not my forte but I always try to get things written correctly. I have problems working out if I mean practice or practise and absense or absence. Chose and choose are also words spelt wrong.

    Rite, kids ave skool twomorow better sort em out! Lol!!!

    x
     
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    howdy-doody Eloquent hooligan

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    I got a woman into bed by purring 'mellifluous' & 'inflection' down the phone... ;) It's all about the intonation :D

    Words are ace ! :D
     
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    Ya must be looking at my threads so cause i'm the worst speller in the world. Was dislexic as a child but have really worked on it. Its my brain doing overtime (so the experts say) ...lol
     
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    You cant educate pork :)

    (however you can stuff it)
     
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    I sometimes do that - I'm thinking several words ahead of my typing / writing & sometimes my thinking words blurt out though my hands rather than the words I should be writing :rolleyes:

    Worst case for this is chess - you work out several moves ahead & it looks ace in your mind - a real complex crafty strategy.... & then you forget the original move which kicks it all off :eek::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Playing chess on acid back in the early 90's was the ultimate headmelt.... :eek::eek::rolleyes::D
     
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