Using the word 'loosing/loose', when you actually mean 'losing/lose'

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  • Using the word 'loosing/loose', when you actually mean 'losing/lose'
  • Stedlocks
    Member

    Can everybody just please stop doing it.

    If you ‘lose’ something, it’s been dropped or thieved.

    If you ‘loose’ something, you set it free…..

    I’m not a grammar nazi, but we have to sort this out……

    Three_Fish
    Member

    Your right

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’m not a grammar nazi, but

    *narrows eyes*

    What does loosing mean?

    Something you might have lost. Or not.

    Rediculous.

    Q: How can you tell if your a grammar-nazi?

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    I blame autocorrect on phones.

    Swype, in particular seems particularly bad at deliberately putting in the wrong words. Sometimes I just can’t be bothered to correct it yet again.

    I do wonder if the Russians have been somehow poisoning the autocorrect self-learning databases.

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    If you ‘lose’ something, it’s been dropped or thieved

    Thieved! You mean stolen.

    In other news, even though some people are moar betterer at grammar and stuff, the world still turns…..

    Premier Icon huckleberryfatt
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    we have to sort this out

    Defiantly

    I’m confused. I’m loosing the plot to live.

    Stedlocks
    Member

    I know, I know……good bit of punnage!

    Mr three fish, that’s the subject of my next post!

    Honest…. I blame Jeremy Kyle. And McDonald’s. And grey joggers with mild piss stains.

    But stop.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Discusting.

    Three_Fish
    Member

    Thieved! You mean stolen.

    I think you mean robbed.

    [video]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aU59Qn21d0Q[/video]

    Premier Icon Beagleboy
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    The one that really grates on me is people typing messages in their ‘local dialect’. There’s a couple of Facebook mountain biking groups that I follow where everyone on it seems to be characters straight out of ‘The Broon’s or Oor Wullie’, judging by the messages they type.

    “Ach, hoots mon! Thae Minion tyres get fair mucket in the dreich weather”

    That’s not how I was taught to read or write in school, and I’m from Bonnybridge. Write it out properly, and if you can’t spell it, google it!

    πŸ‘Ώ

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Thieved! You mean stolen.

    Thieved is a perfectly good past tense version of thieve.

    razorrazoo
    Member

    Sorry, I like discussing bike related topics such as peddles and breaks.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Your right write

    FTFY

    hodgynd
    Member

    Why people can’t right like they was teached at scool..terribul.

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    Beagleboy – Member
    That’s not how I was taught to read or write in school, and I’m from Bonnybridge. Write it out properly, and if you can’t spell it, google it!

    Shall we go down the Pidgin English road again? πŸ˜›

    jekkyl
    Member

    Sometimes I actually congratulate people on facebook when they spell chest of draws correctly.
    And when people say on route, it’s en route, it’s French you moron, but some of these people are good friends so I keep it to myself most of the time.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Write it out properly,

    Write it correctly πŸ™„

    That’s not how I was taught to read or write in school, and I’m from Bonnybridge. Write it out properly, and if you can’t spell it, google it!

    Help ma’ boab, you sound like a richt scunner.

    chest of draws

    I could kill you to death for this.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    The one that really grates on me is people typing messages in their ‘local dialect’.

    Hud yir wheesht ya fud.

    πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    We’ll well, if it isn’t Mr Autocorrect.

    jekkyl
    Member

    As an aside do you ever feel like at work you’re the only one there with a modicum of intelligence. I try to engage my work collegaues about current affairs and get one word answers and then turn back to their screens. I have to come on here for intelligent debate it’s that bad.

    One fine day in the middle of the night
    Two dead men got up to fight
    Back to back they faced each other
    Drew their swords and shot each other

    redthunder
    Member

    Loose the arrow.

    Probably going to Lose the arrow.

    Loose the arrow.

    Let the grey geese fly. Wholly together?

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    OP is right. Folk should speak proper an that.

    Beagleboy,

    Ah couldnae gie a muckle jobbie so lang as the words are richtly spelt

    whitestone
    Member

    And what’s with using “and” rather than “an” in front of a noun that starts with a vowel? – “I ate and apple”

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Hud yir wheesht ya fud.

    Tsk.

    It’s “haud yer wheesht” surely?

    I can never understand why the word phonetics isn’t spelt fonetics.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    The one that makes me laugh is when folk say ‘pacific’ when they mean ‘specific’

    Keva
    Member

    this is all to much for me. What about over there, yes it is theres and there never going to learn…

    pennine
    Member

    “Mills loosing” common around Bradford in the 50s/60s. Means shift workers pouring out of the mills.

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    Thieved is a perfectly good past tense version of thieve.

    Maybe, but it sounds shit.

    Roter Stern
    Member

    You mean it sounds archaic. πŸ˜‰

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