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  1. #1
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    Default LOOSE = not tight

    Seriously. It is not "____ made me loose the class." That is LOSE.
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    Yes, thank you!

    Also ridiculous is not spelled rediculous!
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    Don't be rediculous, Coreene. Everyone knows that when you lounge your horse you have to keep the loungeline really tight because otherwise the horse might trip and lose a shoe and then your ferrier would have to come out again.

    Sheesh!
    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    -Rudyard Kipling



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    Can I throw in (yet again) one of my pet peeve misuses?

    If you COULD care less, then you still do care, even if only a little.

    The expression reflecting total indifference to a situation is COULDN'T care less.



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    When you LOSE weight, your pants get LOOSE.

    Though I suspect those looking to drop pounds don't give a crap about how it's spelled as long as their efforts get the desired result!



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    I recall as a youngster, trying to remember the difference between a long rein in a dressage test and a loose rein in a dressage test. Funny thing, it helped me in school. We were told 'loose' rein meant there were two loops in your reins, like the bottom half of two O's, hence the lOOse rein. How I remember it now...
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    I was watching the Science channel yesterday and one of those little graphics popped up saying, "your watching the firefly marathon." Exactly like that (well, minus the period). Now, they do all their stuff with no caps, which is fine...for those little graphics, it's a style choice. But it was 5 words, you would think someone would have caught that it should have been "you're" rather than "your."

    Sorry, that has been bugging me since yesterday and this seemed like an appropriate thread.



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    Without punctuation, things can have a whole new meaning.

    "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse."

    The "there," "their" and "they're" is a struggle to read when not used in their correct context.

    "Their are five flakes of hay for the four horses, who are eating there hay over they're." Gah!



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    Quote Originally Posted by JSwan View Post
    Don't be rediculous, Coreene. Everyone knows that when you lounge your horse you have to keep the loungeline really tight because otherwise the horse might trip and lose a shoe and then your ferrier would have to come out again.

    Sheesh!
    I think you meant "loose" a shoe.
    From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.



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    Default A person that....

    My pet peeze is a person that. No no no the proper grammar is a person who.... My husband refers to me as the grammar Nazi!
    Libby

    There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness". - DAVE BARRY



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    Every year this farm sets up a roadside stand selling fresh cherries.

    Every year they use the same sign- a board with spray painted words:

    Fresh
    Cherries


    $9 for 3 baskets

    The funny part is that on either side of the Fresh/Cherries there are " " - somewhere between the Fresh and Cherries

    Fresh
    " "
    Cherries


    $9 for 3 baskets


    I can't quite tell if they are saying the cherries are "fresh" , as in, not really fresh... or if they are fresh "cherries" as in not really cherries.

    Makes me laugh every time!



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    Maybe the OP of the thread about how to "loose" weight- a few down from this one- will see this and use her advanced edit option.
    A pet peeve of mine, right up there with "your" and "you're". Do they not teach english in school these days?



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    I'm going to stick with the incorrect use of 'than' rather than 'then'...or do I have that the wrong way round? Either way, damned annoying (as is any variation on double hell hockey sticks speak!) !!



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    I'm an 8th grade English teacher....I assure you, my kiddos are taught the difference between:

    between & among
    too & to
    lie & lay
    loose & lose
    you're & your
    they're, there, & their
    further & farther

    and a slurry of other commonly misused words.

    They also know upon leaving my class that the words "i," "r," or "ur," do not exist in my realm between the hours of 7:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.

    Whether they choose to use them, though...
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    These make me grit my teeth when I see them in an ad:

    I have a horse for sell.

    I would like to sale my horse.



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    Thank you.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



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    rein, reign confusion is one of my pet peeves... tho' less likely to occur on this board than on non-horsey boards



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    Can we talk about the elimination of the verb "to be" from phrases like "needs to be fixed"? It's not correct in any region, Midwest or otherwise, but it looks like it's becoming perfectly acceptable.
    "I was walking through the woods, thinking about Christ. If He was a carpenter, I wondered what He charged for bookshelves."



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    It's no one, not noone.
    It's lightning, not lightening.
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  20. #20
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    It's RIDING, not RIDDING!!!
    I don't always feel up to arguing with your ignorance



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