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IT'S "LOSE" NOT "LOOSE" (I am SO tired of illiteracy...yes, I know, hugh, etc.) VANITY
Me ^ | 7/28/07 | Me

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!!


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: dictionary; lucingit; madashell; sadbuttrue; screwloose; screwlose
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To: paulat
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251 posted on 07/28/2008 7:40:52 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: stylin19a
ok, ok,...I'm just boosting the post count. "paulat" has been here since 1999, I think and old-timer deserves to have a thread with at least 300 posts like any noobie would get. (or is that "newbie")

...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...")

252 posted on 07/28/2008 7:46:55 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat

253 posted on 07/28/2008 7:47:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Texas Mulerider
In Michigan's UP, da Yoopers have eliminated the need to specify number in making such a social inquiry.

How's it goin', eh? can be an inquisitive in the singular or the plural.

254 posted on 07/28/2008 7:47:55 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: paulat

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.

Fletcher J


255 posted on 07/28/2008 7:50:28 PM PDT by Fletcher J
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To: paulat

Why is this thread taking up space in the News/Activism forum? Tell me how the heck this qualifies?


256 posted on 07/28/2008 7:51:56 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: paulat
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257 posted on 07/28/2008 7:53:51 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Fletcher J
Have you ever noticed how often the phrase “no one” gets typo’d into “noone”? If not, you will now... :)

IMHO...should be treated like a contraction of "not one," hence, "none."

258 posted on 07/28/2008 7:54:06 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat

Take a break or brake. Both are spelled correctly...


259 posted on 07/28/2008 7:54:55 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: rawhide

This was posted solely to “Vanity.” What is your prob?


260 posted on 07/28/2008 7:55:02 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat
thanks....for not hammering me on the mis-use of and/an. :)
261 posted on 07/28/2008 7:55:15 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Fletcher J

“no one” gets typo’d into “noone”?
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“There’s no 1”....Bloodwork.


262 posted on 07/28/2008 7:55:32 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Thig crioch air an t-saoghail, ach mairidh gaol 's ceol.)
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To: stylin19a

smooch!


263 posted on 07/28/2008 7:58:06 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat
I am SO FREAKING TIRED of people who don't know the difference between "lose" and "loose."

LOL - you're post is hilarious, but I do agree with you. I think people who do that are morans.
264 posted on 07/28/2008 8:02:11 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I zot, therefore I am.)
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To: paulat; All

LOL! Reading 50 posts is enough to BUMP OUTSTANDING FReeper humor! LOL!


265 posted on 07/28/2008 8:02:21 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: paulat

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. :)


266 posted on 07/28/2008 8:02:33 PM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: paulat

Whut? Not halving phun any more? lol


267 posted on 07/28/2008 8:07:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: paulat

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?


268 posted on 07/28/2008 8:09:27 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: paulat

Their has got to be another way.


269 posted on 07/28/2008 8:11:40 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: paulat

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...


270 posted on 07/28/2008 8:12:26 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: paulat

I no whatchu meen.

I always wander, after I let lose of a post and poast it, “Did I spelt that word corectly”?


271 posted on 07/28/2008 8:13:34 PM PDT by adorno
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To: don-o

and to vs. too

and lowly dangling participles


272 posted on 07/28/2008 8:13:43 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: paulat

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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!
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Jive-speak

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Woman : Oh stewardess, I speak jive.
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Woman : Cut me som’ slac’ jak! Chump don wan no help, chump don git no help. Jive ass dude don got no brains anyhow.


273 posted on 07/28/2008 8:26:56 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

this is old noose, rite?


274 posted on 07/28/2008 8:27:30 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Mi>and lowly dangling participles

In all the pitchers of the last supper, I dont remember then dangling.
275 posted on 07/28/2008 8:30:06 PM PDT by adorno
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To: abb

You must be jackmaning us, eh? You no x-manish?


276 posted on 07/28/2008 8:36:54 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: paulat

Pet peeve: taking something personal (vs. personally).

Burns my a$$


277 posted on 07/28/2008 8:49:19 PM PDT by wac3rd (Carter80/Obama08)
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To: wac3rd

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.


278 posted on 07/28/2008 8:57:13 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: paulat

Bump to read tommorrow......


279 posted on 07/28/2008 9:14:53 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Gumption

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.


280 posted on 07/28/2008 9:30:29 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Sloth

I laughed out loud at this one.

Thanks.


281 posted on 07/28/2008 10:00:55 PM PDT by henrygreen
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To: reagan_fanatic

That’s Maroon, Ya maroon!


282 posted on 07/28/2008 10:10:26 PM PDT by Sundog (Hussein . . . B. Hussein or S. Hussein?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

How about anxious and eager? (Errrrg)

It’s “different than” that makes my brain cringe.


283 posted on 07/28/2008 10:13:11 PM PDT by henrygreen
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To: paulat

Ivar, is that you?

284 posted on 07/28/2008 10:32:00 PM PDT by radiohead (Please donate to the flooded libraries in Iowa.)
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To: paulat

My pet peeve is apostrophes on plurals. That one just grates on me.


285 posted on 07/28/2008 10:38:48 PM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: Rammer
And dont put spelling and grammer on a pedal stool. It aint that big a deal long as poeple know what you mean.

Can you be more pacific? I mean, irregardless of how other's feel, their must be some way to get around this.

286 posted on 07/28/2008 10:41:18 PM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: ConservaTexan

This thread is Hugh!


287 posted on 07/28/2008 10:51:53 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: paulat
Personally, I didn't know the First Amendment said, "Congress shall pass no law . . . abridging freedom of speach," until I began reading here and on other message boards . . .
288 posted on 07/29/2008 1:41:01 AM PDT by BluesDuke (My schizophrenic career has made my life no bed of neuroses.---Goodman Ace.)
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To: paulat

You created a monster.


289 posted on 07/29/2008 6:04:24 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the opposite of anything is holiness)
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To: paulat

“Y’all are ILLITERATES!!”

I are not! I resemble that remark.


290 posted on 07/29/2008 6:06:54 AM PDT by alarm rider (Peace! through superior fire power....)
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To: don-o
People with a screen name containing the word waste should all be band.

Trust me, it would be a lousy band.

291 posted on 07/29/2008 6:43:13 AM PDT by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: Allegra

LOL NICE!


292 posted on 07/29/2008 6:50:02 AM PDT by Rammer
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To: Allegra
My pet peeve is apostrophes on plurals. That one just grates on me.

OOOOOOOOH! That's a good one!

293 posted on 07/29/2008 7:00:04 AM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: Allegra
Apostrophes have to be the most misused (or is that abused?) punctuation mark in the English language.

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.

294 posted on 07/29/2008 8:59:39 AM PDT by logician2u
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To: logician2u; paulat
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.

295 posted on 07/29/2008 9:12:24 AM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: paulat

Lead when led is called for calls for a different kind of lead, bang - you’re dead.


296 posted on 07/29/2008 9:19:19 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

to, too, two true


297 posted on 07/29/2008 9:20:20 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Gumption

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.


298 posted on 07/29/2008 9:30:19 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Positive

They probably work for a cell phone company.


299 posted on 07/29/2008 9:32:31 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: dalereed

Go soak your Auburn heads...


300 posted on 07/29/2008 9:34:42 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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