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  1. #1
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    Default Please folks, the "o" you are leaving out of the word too

    does NOT belong in the word "lose"!

    ARGH! Huge pet peeve, and I am ONLY able to vent publicly on the OT forum , where I know there are kindred spirits.

    Who's with me??
    "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

    "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")


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    While some are a bit loose with their grammar,
    no one has anything to lose.
    Whatever expression they choose,
    COTH has no slammer!


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    When I read your title I immediately thought "they're all putting it in the word 'lose'". Then I opened the thread. Glad we're on the same wavelength.
    "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
    -George Morris


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    but it does belong in moot ...one can send away the "u" & "e" to contain loud noises :-)


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    I opened this thread solely to give you a thumbs up!


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    With you!
    "How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?" Julian Lennon


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    Whenever I read someone's statement about wanting to "loose weight", I envision a stampeding mass of fat, thundering madly about. I want to tell them to please dispose of the fat responsibly, not "loose" it to run amok.


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    another one that drives me batty is "wah-la" and various misspellings of Voila.

    arrrghhh!!!


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    I can't get all too wound up about it. I'm dyslectic, can't spell, and the internet has made me lazy. I see some stuff that makes me frown but on this forum, most people have their sh!t together. Facebook, however, is cringe worthy.



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    I generally agree, but maybe the extra 'o' found its way into OP's username, Dr. Doolittle?
    "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden

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    While this thread is now started!! PLEASE people, it is LOSE not LOOSE!!!!!
    For ex. "I am so sad to LOSE my best friend." NOT LOOSE!!!! AHHH drives me crazy every time!!


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    I am auditory, so I screen my writing by "hearing" it in my head. It works for the grammar, but misses the homonyms. Sorry.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    While some are a bit loose with their grammar,
    no one has anything to lose.
    Whatever expression they choose,
    COTH has no slammer!
    Love it!



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    One of my personal favorites is when one of my well educated friends asks me if I am going ridding today.

    Ridding? What am I ridding myself of?
    I don't always feel up to arguing with your ignorance


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    AFter the constant mess with to, two , and too, the next one that most bothers me is how ppl do not know how to use and, and an anymore.


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    Well, if I had my way, I would either, remove the word "seen" from the English language or, I would permanently attach the word "have" to the front end of this word.
    "Don't make me go all chestnut mare on you"!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mara View Post
    Whenever I read someone's statement about wanting to "loose weight", I envision a stampeding mass of fat, thundering madly about. I want to tell them to please dispose of the fat responsibly, not "loose" it to run amok.
    Haha love it!!! Yes, Lose/Loose is my pet peeve as well. Argh! I hate it!!

    But I also hate this one... "Don't stress out! Just relax...BREATH!" (As in, relax, your breath stinks?!) Breath v. Breathe....learn it!


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    oops. Double post.



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    Breath vs breathe gets me too. I just got a postcard from my air conditioner service company talking about "the air you breath".
    I want to call them and tell them that I hope they service air conditioners better than they spell!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kateh View Post
    I generally agree, but maybe the extra 'o' found its way into OP's username, Dr. Doolittle?
    Perhaps she is Dr. Eliza Doolittle.
    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    Those martingales were so taut, you could play Ode to Joy on them with a comb



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