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So, this is extremely nit-picky of me, but I have been seeing it non-stop the past few weeks... Why, oh why, do people write "loose" instead of "lose"? Does this drive anyone else bonkers? 

Loose is what your clothing will be after you lose 5 pounds.


Just had to get that out of my system :P




I am so sorry if this offended anyone! This is absolutely not directed at anyone who speaks English as something other than their first language. Even for those who do, I realize, as someone kindly pointed out, that it is nothing more than ego that makes me irritated at something as simple as a grammatical/spelling error. I'm working on that :) Thank you for the replies everyone, they helped me look at things differently, and reminded me that I need to choose my words and comments more carefully!

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I have, and this is not directed at anyone who speaks English as their second language. I definitely have compassion and patience to those trying to learn English as their second language... what an annoying language to learn! I'm sorry for any offense.

Maybe that is why the guy is not loosing ... if you know what I mean ;)

And I did the same mistake in my reply! DUH!


I guess that makes me a "looser"! :)

No, not a loser :) I didn't have enough fruit before I posted this. I really should have thought about it more, and kept it to myself! I'm sorry if I've caused you any offense.
Yes, and those are actually the only people I get at all irritated with for spelling it wrong consistently. If you speak English as a second language, and you think "lose" is "loose" it's totally understandable. But if English is your first language... no excuse! And I think you had it right... "whose" is possessive, "who's" is "who is."
Oh my goodness..I just mentioned the same thing to my husband this evening in conversation. It totally drives me BONKERS too! However, I know there are words that I have trouble spelling.

How are you supposed to know that lose is spelled with one 'o' when moose, choose, noose,  (that sounds the same) is spelled with two 'o':s?

Nose, dose, pose is spelled with one o, but is not pronounced the same as lose. Why not? 


(Yes, English is my second language and I've never been taught any grammatic rules about the word lose)

I did not mean to direct this at people whose first language is not English. And I can't tell you why other than the English language is rather stupid and nonsensical.

Because loose is pronounced the same way as moose and means something different: e.g. floppy or baggy or with extra free space.

And lose as in loos or poos or choose means to misplace or stop having a quality (such at weight)


Blame it all on the C14 academics!

While I find grammatical errors irritating (being German means I had English grammar drilled into me for years), I also agree with others in that this is an open, international forum and some people have English as their second or third language.

I bet their English is still better than your French/Spanish/Russian. I don't mean to cause offense, but please consider that, too. You are lucky to be born in a country that speaks the world language, which means you can get by without ever learning a single word of another language, while others have to make an effort...

I totally agree! This was not intended for people who do not speak English as their first language. But for people who have spoken English from birth... no excuse, and I see it ALL the time. It wasn't just on this forum either, but since this is the "steam room and rant" place, figured I could post my mild irritation here.
I totally agree, Eva, and I didn't mean for this to be directed at those who do not speak English as their first language. I speak a (very) little of a couple languages, and certainly cannot write much of them anymore, so I have absolutely no grief with anyone learning English that spells "lose" as "loose." And English is a pain in the butt to learn, especially for someone who's grown up speaking something else! And no offense taken at all. I should have specified in my post that I was not directing this at those who speak English as a second language, or better yet not posted at all!
English is a pain in the arse to learn? It's one of the easiest languages to learn, dare I say. Compared to German, anyway.



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