Skip to comments.IT'S "LOSE" NOT "LOOSE" (I am SO tired of illiteracy...yes, I know, hugh, etc.) VANITY
Posted on 07/28/2008 5:38:09 PM PDT by paulat
I am SO FREAKING TIRED of people who don't know the difference between "lose" and "loose."
Y'all are ILLITERATES!!
...sweet thought, stylin19a...but, if I really wanted to, I could unleash one of my 3,000 posters (ask jimrob if I've done it...he'll say "Yea-uh...")
How's it goin', eh? can be an inquisitive in the singular or the plural.
Have you ever noticed how often the phrase “no one” gets typo’d into “noone”? If not, you will now... :)
It’s strangely common, on FR as well as other sources.
Why is this thread taking up space in the News/Activism forum? Tell me how the heck this qualifies?
IMHO...should be treated like a contraction of "not one," hence, "none."
Take a break or brake. Both are spelled correctly...
This was posted solely to “Vanity.” What is your prob?
no one gets typod into noone?
“There’s no 1”....Bloodwork.
LOL! Reading 50 posts is enough to BUMP OUTSTANDING FReeper humor! LOL!
You’ve gotten so many responses that I can’t take the time to read them all. I’m a very intelligent person and I know the difference between lose and loose, there and their, too and to, etc. Sometimes I’m typing away and I just have a brain fart and use the wrong word and I hit the post button without proofreading it first. It happens. Don’t let it ruin your day. :)
Whut? Not halving phun any more? lol
There is a forum for personal vanity threads, this is not the place. That is why! You have a problem with people opposing your posting vanities in News/Activism?
Their has got to be another way.
Here’s mine: About 99.9% who use the phrase “begs the question” have no freaking idea what it means or how to use it correctly. “Then” and “than” are two more landmines for the semi-literate...
I no whatchu meen.
I always wander, after I let lose of a post and poast it, “Did I spelt that word corectly”?
and to vs. too
and lowly dangling participles
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Jiveman #1: Sheeeet, man, that honkey mus’ be messin’ my old lady got to be runnin’ col’ upsihd down his head! Golly, that white fellow should stay away from my wife or I will punch him.
Jiveman #2: Hey Holm, I can dig it! You know he ain’t gonna lay no mo’ big rap upon you man! Yes, he is wrong for doing that.
Jiveman #1: I say hey sky, s’other say I won say I pray to J I get the same ol’ same ol. I knew a man in a similar predicament, and he ended up being sorry.
Jiveman #2: Knock yourself a pro slick. Gray matter back got perform’ us’ down I take TCBin, man’. Don’t be naive Arthur. Each of us faces a clear moral choice.
Jiveman #1: You know wha’ they say: See a broad to get that bodiac lay’er down an’ smack ‘em yack ‘em. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Together: Col’ got to be! Yo! How true!
Together: Sh010039et! Golly!
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Elaine: Would you gentleman care to order your dinners?
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Attendant: Can I get you something?
Jiveman #2: S’mo fo butter layin’ to the bone. Jackin’ me up. Tightly.
Attendant: I’m sorry I don’t understand.
Jiveman #1: Cutty say he cant hang.
Woman : Oh stewardess, I speak jive.
Attendant: Ohhhh, good.
Woman : He said that he’s in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.
Attendant: Would you tell him to just relax and I’ll be back as soon as I can with some medicine.
Woman : Jus’ hang loose blooood. She goonna catch up on the`rebound a de medcide.
Jiveman #2: What it is big mamma, my mamma didn’t raise no dummy, I dug her rap.
Woman : Cut me som’ slac’ jak! Chump don wan no help, chump don git no help. Jive ass dude don got no brains anyhow.
this is old noose, rite?
You must be jackmaning us, eh? You no x-manish?
Pet peeve: taking something personal (vs. personally).
Burns my a$$
I so know what you mean! The one that I hate the most is when they spell copyright as copywrite I want to scream! Or instead of using an they think it is and. I can see the difference between when it is a typo and when the person doesn’t have a clue.
Bump to read tommorrow......
All I know is that I’m quite anxious to finish watching season 1 on DVD because in seasons 2 & 3, Gilligan and the rest of the castaways are in color.
I laughed out loud at this one.
That’s Maroon, Ya maroon!
How about anxious and eager? (Errrrg)
It’s “different than” that makes my brain cringe.
Ivar, is that you?
My pet peeve is apostrophes on plurals. That one just grates on me.
Can you be more pacific? I mean, irregardless of how other's feel, their must be some way to get around this.
This thread is Hugh!
You created a monster.
“Y’all are ILLITERATES!!”
I are not! I resemble that remark.
Trust me, it would be a lousy band.
OOOOOOOOH! That's a good one!
Worse than sticking them before a final "s" to make plurals is attaching apostrophes into present-tense singular verbs, presumably to make them more understandable to the (presumed equally illiterate) reader.
Examples abound on the Web, and on this very forum.
Also, much more common -- so common that it must be taught as correct in public schools these days -- is the misuse of the apostrophe in trying to make a pronoun possessive.
Don't people realize that the pronouns "hers" and "its" are already possessive case and require nothing more? We see "her's" from time to time and tend to disregard it as a typo or careless spelling.
But the apostrophe in "it's" has legitimate use to designate a contraction: it is. When someone writes, referring to the MSM for instance, "it's leftist slant that I can't stand," the literate reader thinks the sentence is over . . and then we get hit with another clause like, "is what's killing the network news." A complete sentence? You decide. Overly complete, IMHO, since there's two verbs.
Good writing does not leave the reader wondering what the writer was trying to get across.
Exactly. My mother used to say, "People won't necessarily notice when you're speaking or writing correctly; they'll notice when you don't."
I can't tell you how many times I've had to resist the urge to make pedantic comments to some posts.
Kudos to paulat for getting her pet peeve off of her chest and giving us the opportunity to vent our own.
Lead when led is called for calls for a different kind of lead, bang - you’re dead.
to, too, two true
I believe Al Capp is the famous neologist responsible for that; some sort of running dispute with his nitpicking editor, I believe.
Lil Abner would never have said something so mainstream as regardless and Capp knew it.
They probably work for a cell phone company.
Go soak your Auburn heads...