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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

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To: Lizavetta
My pet peeve is everyday and every day.

That, and those who insist on using the non-word "alot".

301 posted on 07/29/2008 9:36:55 AM PDT by TChris (Vote John McCain: Democrat Lite -- 3% less liberal than a regular Democrat!)
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To: paulat

You’re about 10 years late.


302 posted on 07/29/2008 9:38:30 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: paulat
Two words I see too much on this site:

1. "Noone" for None.

2. "Caucasian." An outdated term rooted in 19th century junk science, that is not used in any other country. The only true caucasians live in places like Tblisi or Yerevan. "White" or "European American" should be sufficient.

303 posted on 07/29/2008 9:39:16 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Shoot, I already had the hammer cocked.


304 posted on 07/29/2008 9:39:29 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Atlantian

To effect meaningful change, one must affect the lives of many people.


305 posted on 07/29/2008 9:40:34 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Emotional affect?, never saw such a usage before.


306 posted on 07/29/2008 9:43:19 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: dighton

There are many neologistic messes within the nutspeak community.


307 posted on 07/29/2008 9:46:46 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: rawhide

You think the hall belongs to you today or you just have nothing else better to do? :)


308 posted on 07/29/2008 9:56:56 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: clintonh8r

So desparaging...


309 posted on 07/29/2008 9:58:57 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Old Professer
Emotional affect?, never saw such a usage before.

Its used in psychological literature. Try Googling "emotional affect." Tons of references pop out.

310 posted on 07/29/2008 10:02:38 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: Bobkk47

and if you lose them it could well be because they were to loose....


311 posted on 07/29/2008 10:03:22 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: logician2u

Which is exactly why spelling matters.


312 posted on 07/29/2008 10:05:58 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: paulat

Thank you for this instructive thread. My grammar and punctuation aren’t always the greatest, especially my punctuation. Sometimes my sentence construction looks like there was a fire sale on commas. :-) But, I confess, the “loser” versus “looser” phenomena annoys me when I see it misused.

Here’s another that bugs me: “utmost” versus “upmost”. I see it often on FR and elsewhere (much like “mute” versus “moot”). It bugs.


313 posted on 07/29/2008 10:11:21 AM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: paulat
Hey, on our DNA sequence trimming program we'll get this message if we don't apply the trimming changes before quitting, "Stop. If you quit now you will loose all your changes."

This is also my opportunity to promote Richard Mitchell's Less than Words Can Say and The Graves of Academe, available in their entirety at Sourcetext.com.
314 posted on 07/29/2008 10:12:06 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: EggsAckley; Oorang
learned from my Alabama relatives that the simple “y'all” means one person. To address a bunch of people, it probably should be “y'all’s.”

Sorry, but your Alabama relatives are wrong. Y'all is a plural. Anyone who uses it as a singular is usually a sheltered New York or Hollywood writer trying lamely to imitate the Southern vernacular.

Y'all provides the English language with a second person pronoun, like "vous" in French, something formal English lacks. It's an extremely useful word, and I use it freely in all but the most formal settings.

Y'all's is a possessive.

315 posted on 07/29/2008 10:28:26 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: ReignOfError
Well, since my Grandma and Mom are both dead, I guess there's no way to 'splain it to 'em.

Heheheh. (not loosing losing ANY sleep over it.)

~

316 posted on 07/29/2008 10:32:44 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( "the difference between Obama and Osama is just a little b.s.")
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To: Old Professer
Emotional affect?, never saw such a usage before.

Emotional affect (sometimes just "affect," pronounced AF-fekt) is one's overall demeanor. An inappropriate affect -- an unusual emotional response to stress-- can be an indicator of mental illness or criminal guilt. A flat affect, absent stress or empathy in situations where they would be expected, can be an indicator of a psychopath.

317 posted on 07/29/2008 10:33:10 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: EggsAckley

Sorry. On reflection, I came off as far more pedantic than I meant to. Y’all is kind of a pet cause of mine, because I think it’s such an amazingly useful word.


318 posted on 07/29/2008 10:34:47 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: paulat

This thread should be a fairly compleat source of FRisms.


319 posted on 07/29/2008 10:37:48 AM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: ReignOfError

No problem. The really funny thing is that in all of my 62 years I have NEVER uttered the phrase “y’all” and my Mom never did either. Apparently she left her Alabama stuff behind when she moved west.

One of my favorite “grandma-isms” was when she would announce that she was “T I R D tired.” I loved that one.


320 posted on 07/29/2008 10:40:10 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( "the difference between Obama and Osama is just a little b.s.")
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To: MARTIAL MONK; paulat
Since this a thread about perfect spelling, ‘backasswards’ is spelled ‘bassackwards’. Not that it matters, but what disturbs me the most is the fact that paulat is humor impaired.
321 posted on 07/29/2008 10:56:18 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: taraytarah
So than, which one is hugher?
And which one is more series then hugh?

Bingo! It took 126 posts before someone got to then and than. it drives me crazy every time I see a sentence with, "other then that..."

322 posted on 07/29/2008 10:57:23 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: ReignOfError

Only within the nutcase lexicon; not established in normal speak.


323 posted on 07/29/2008 11:08:31 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Old Professer
Only within the nutcase lexicon; not established in normal speak.

Not really. Technical lingo, perhaps out of place on a common forum.

324 posted on 07/29/2008 11:11:09 AM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: paulat
The egregious misuse of words in posts on every forum I visit has reached the *up to here* level with me as well. If I read "between you and I" one more time ...

I think I may have reached critical mass when I came across someone "poo pooing" a matter -- I was figuratively (not literally, another constant misuse) tearing my hair out while typing that one does his "poo pooing" in the *necessary*, when he wishes to demonstrate derision, he is "pooh poohing." He tried to cover embarrassment by pointing out as how I'd misspelled some word in my post which I not only had not misspelled, but he spelled misspell, "mispell." Go figure.

It constantly amazes me how many journalists/reporters make simple grammatical errors -- listen to how many times you will hear "reason is because" from them, even though they purportedly went to college. They didn't learn back the 5th grade that this is redundant?

325 posted on 07/29/2008 11:39:42 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: paulat

Don’t loose your temper so easily.


326 posted on 07/29/2008 11:41:29 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: MozarkDawg
He tried to cover embarrassment by pointing out as how I'd misspelled some word in my post which I not only had not misspelled, but he spelled misspell, "mispell." Go figure.

Umm, that should have been a clue to the humor.

327 posted on 07/29/2008 11:44:45 AM PDT by TChris (Vote John McCain: Democrat Lite -- 3% less liberal than a regular Democrat!)
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To: BluesDuke; dighton
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 . . .

I'd love to be invited to that popular Independance my own self ... is it anything like a cotillion, do you know?

Spell-check is great, but not all that helpful when you've spelled a word correctly, simply used it improperly, a real drag for me when my poor eyesight didn't catch my boo boo before I had hit "post" -- I only then notice it when I'm back to the thread and can't modify, correct myself.

I'll never forget the article I was reading in a Science magazine while waiting to see a doctor, no kidding, it used "orgasm" instead of "organism."

328 posted on 07/29/2008 11:52:05 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: SERKIT

You loss me at hello.


329 posted on 07/29/2008 12:14:44 PM PDT by girlscout
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To: Oorang

My folk must have welcomed your folk. One family was in Maryland in 1720 and then moved to VA before 1723. (Maryland is south of Mason-Dixon line.) They ended up in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Another was in VA in 1656. They also ended up in AL.

Here is a fun write up of “y’all”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y’all

Y’all is also used in the phrase “all y’all”, which is a more inclusive form comparable to “all of you”. This can cause some amusement as “all y’all” can be interpreted as “all of you all”. Note that we can be used as the first-person analog of y’all for the first three properties listed above.


330 posted on 07/29/2008 12:19:49 PM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: MozarkDawg

My spell checker’s subsitute for “Obama” is . . . “Ovum”.

LOL.


331 posted on 07/29/2008 12:28:24 PM PDT by donna (The Latino community holds the election in its hands. -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: paulat

‘Golf’ is not a verb.


332 posted on 07/29/2008 12:31:13 PM PDT by Crawdad (I am my brother's keeper. I am not your brother's keeper.)
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To: paulat

I gnu you would eventually loose you’re mind!


333 posted on 07/29/2008 12:31:39 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: MozarkDawg
"It constantly amazes me how many journalists/reporters make simple grammatical errors -- listen to how many times you will hear "reason is because" from them, even though they purportedly went to college. They didn't learn back the 5th grade that this is redundant?"

How about when read or hear in one of the media..."500 people were evacuated..."?

Can you imagine the fire department giving 500 people enemas at one time?

334 posted on 07/29/2008 2:27:50 PM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: AUsome Joy

Thanks for the write up.


335 posted on 07/29/2008 2:32:31 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: paulat; dighton; L,TOWM; Constitution Day; hellinahandcart; aculeus; Thinkin' Gal
Okay, I'll give you a pet peeve that's been eating at me since I joined the military back in 1972 ...

In the military, particularly for land navigation, you set the orientation of your map by aligning it so that north on the map matches the north on your compass.

In other words, in basic militarese ... you ORIENTATE the map ....

AAARRGGHHH! It's ORIENT, you dimwits ...

Thank you ... I feel better now.

336 posted on 07/29/2008 3:18:24 PM PDT by BlueLancer (Teach the children quietly, for someday sons and daughters will rise up & fight while we stood still)
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To: BlueLancer
... you ORIENTATE the map ....

And I would imagine it's also common usage to say your AO administrates the platoon, or regiment, or whatever the Army unit is.

It's probably good that most Americans who join up do so at a young age, before they've had any real-world job experience which might lead to some confusion when they're first exposed to military jargon.

337 posted on 07/29/2008 5:03:32 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: MozarkDawg
I'd love to be invited to that popular Independance my own self ... is it anything like a cotillion, do you know?

It's the Two-Step, Side-step Bawl, didn't you know? ;)

338 posted on 07/29/2008 5:45:46 PM PDT by BluesDuke (My schizophrenic career has made my life no bed of neuroses.---Goodman Ace.)
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To: Lizavetta
My pet peeve is everyday and every day.

My pet peeve is William Safire's---the pet peeve.

One of these days, ongana buy a dog and name him Peeve, so I can introduce him to my friends, in the thrill of indignation, "This is my pet, Peeve."---William Safire, On Language.

Two cheerful dogs grace our household, but in my imagination we also have a dog named Peeve. He is perpetually grumpy; complains about his dog food, collar is too tight, bed lumpy, not getting enough exercise, all that. What especially gets his hackles to rise is human language he doesn’t understand.---William Safire, "And Now This," The New York Times, 28 October 2008.

After lamenting the disuse of "the fine old airline verb" deplane, in favour of debark, Safire ended with this jewel: Have to go now; my pet, Peeve, is debarking.

339 posted on 07/29/2008 5:50:41 PM PDT by BluesDuke (My schizophrenic career has made my life no bed of neuroses.---Goodman Ace.)
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To: MozarkDawg
I think I may have reached critical mass when I came across someone "poo pooing" a matter . . .

Forgive him, Father. (Sorry. I saw "critical mass" and mistook you for a priest.) He must have had it up to there from the pupu platter.

340 posted on 07/29/2008 5:54:38 PM PDT by BluesDuke (My schizophrenic career has made my life no bed of neuroses.---Goodman Ace.)
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To: ReignOfError; Old Professer

Double barreled hit...There have been several posers taking on affectations on this thread but it does not always imply sham.


341 posted on 07/29/2008 7:49:21 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (Praying for Reign)
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To: ReignOfError

You’re back to nutspeak words; nowhere else is this sort of construction generalized.

Look, we started out here with a simple plea disguised as a rant just to make the point that too many posters have gotten sloppy in their editing and now we have people coming in trying to hi-jack the thread and turn it into an exercise in neologistic gymnastics.

Let’s just concentrate on taking one last glance before its two layt!!!


342 posted on 07/29/2008 8:01:54 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Old Professer; Dust in the Wind
You’re back to nutspeak words; nowhere else is this sort of construction generalized.

It's in general enough usage to appear in my computer's dictionary, which is hardly the OED. Affect is a noun describing people's apparent emotional reaction. As such, it is most often used by people who discuss people's apparent emotional reactions.

The bottom line is that someone mentioned a usage you did not know. You could have said, "Hm. I didn't know that. You learn something new every day." But instead you decided to dismiss the usage as part of the "nutcase lexicon," insulting others for the simple act of knowing something you did not.

and now we have people coming in trying to hi-jack the thread and turn it into an exercise in neologistic gymnastics.

After refusing to let go of your bizarre hobby horse, you're now accusing others of hijacking the thread -- as if thread drift weren't a normal part of any online discussion, especially one whose chief appeal is wiseassery.

Affect as a noun referring to emotional state is hardly a neologism; the Latin affectusrefers to emotional state, and the word was in use in Middle English by 1400.

Let’s just concentrate on taking one last glance before its two layt!!!

Yes, by all means, those of us who love language should discuss it and have fun with it, but always remember to stop short of introducing any information Old Professer didn't already know.

343 posted on 07/30/2008 1:48:02 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: ReignOfError

I’m glad you got that off your chest and I’m appropiately castigated; with that I leave this discussion with this link:

http://web.ku.edu/~edit/affect.html


344 posted on 07/30/2008 8:11:25 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Positive
Can you imagine the fire department giving 500 people enemas at one time?

The enema of my enema is my friend. ;)

Speaking of malaprop, here's a selection from the Mother Malapropper herself . . . the incomparable Jane Ace:

Be it ever so hovel, there's no place like home.
Congress is back in season.
(Hmmmm . . . no bag limit?)
Time wounds all heels.
You could have knocked me over with a fender.
(Husband Goodman: Mmmmmmm, there's an idea!)
Oh, I never drink, I'm a totalitarian.
Now, there's no use crying over spoiled milk.
Now, relapse, dear---remember your blood pleasure.
He's my own flesh and bones.
He's a big clog in the machinery.
After all, I am his awfully-wedded wife.
I'll have it ready in a jitney.
I look like the wrath of grapes.
I always say you have to take the bitter with the better.

345 posted on 07/31/2008 8:24:05 AM PDT by BluesDuke (My schizophrenic career has made my life no bed of neuroses.---Goodman Ace.)
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To: ReignOfError
. . . kind of a pet cause of mine . . .

May I introduce your pet, Cause, to my pet, Peeve? ;)

346 posted on 07/31/2008 8:28:19 AM PDT by BluesDuke (My schizophrenic career has made my life no bed of neuroses.---Goodman Ace.)
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To: paulat
Y'all are ILLITERATES!!

Hey! That's BS! My parents were married when I was born!

347 posted on 08/01/2008 8:23:37 AM PDT by Neoncon (I am disrespectful to Socialism! Can you see I am serious?)
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To: Neoncon
Y'all are ILLITERATES!!

Hey! That's BS! My parents were married when I was born!

LOLOL!! That's the funniest thing I've read in a LONG time....

348 posted on 08/04/2008 11:38:43 AM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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