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

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  • Premier Icon ads678
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    That’ll do… 🙂

    Premier Icon nickc
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    That’ll do.

    adding -n to the end of words to make them past tense is just about as archaic as -ed.

    edlong
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    People should of got this right by now. Its definitely there fault. Its as bad as people whom set out to deliberately split infinitives

    aphex_2k
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    What is it, pacifically, that annoys you??

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    Loosing instead of losing has to be the number one crime these days.

    It’s got so bad that when people actually write losing, I find myself having to read it back as if the right might be wrong. Aaaaaggggghhhhh!

    While we’re there, can we stop adding ‘y’ onto the ends of words where there is no need?

    Such as, ‘I like the decor, it looks all vintagey’ kind of looks ‘antiquey’….

    Please stop.

    While we’re there, can we stop adding ‘y’ onto the ends of words where there is no need?

    Bit complainey there.

    whitestone
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    Plurals aren’t formed by adding “‘s” to the singular, i.e. the plural of family is families not family’s.

    Premier Icon kayla1
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    Also see ‘brought’ instead of ‘bought. Stop it you **** idiots.

    Premier Icon kayla1
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    Can somebody cleverer than me write a virus that shuts a user’s device down after three grammar/spelling mistakes? Free strike’s and your out… ah, balls.

    prawny
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    Thieved is a perfectly good past tense version of thieve.

    I think you mean Teefed.

    sbob
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    oldnpastit – Member

    I blame autocorrect on phones.

    I blame morons.
    A one week ban for the culprits would soon reverse the trend, as well as finally giving the mods a sense of purpose. 🙂

    Three_Fish
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    I could care less.

    Murray
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    I give you the village where I grew up – and the WI
    [video]https://youtu.be/rYr9zFHaWQc[/video]

    Spelt Loose, pronounced /lu?z/

    Tinners
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    It’s not just spelling. Someone on here (and I wouldn’t dream of being rude enough to be any more specific than that) has the loosest grasp (see what I did there) of punctuation that I’ve ever seen. “Idea’s” is my favourite. Makes my brain do a little recoil and double take every time. Life would be dull without it.
    I’m not immune either. It’s interesting how the brain works. I sometimes type a “their” when I mean “they’re” and it’s not until I read it back that I can see that it’s clearly wrong and have to correct it.

    iancity1
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    There seems to be quite a spate of people starting to use “aloud” on my Facebook, when they clearly mean “allowed”. Some of the people using it I can understand why, but others are actually quite educated and in real life appear normal…yet still ask “selling some bikes if its aloud on here” f’ristance …

    😐

    bencooper
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    There are people alive – real adults who presumably can feed and dress themselves – who think the item of furniture that you keep your socks in is a “chester draws”.

    DrP
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    Once, when abroad,a menu had ‘sheper spy’ as a dish….

    Brilliant…!!

    DrP

    glasgowdan
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    I blame Facebook for allowing the morons a voice.

    Threads like this make me laugh, alot.

    boblo
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    Off of, could of, should of.

    Ferk, Ferk, ferkity ferk. Please, please stop it.

    antigee
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    That sign makes no sense…what are the loose women going to institute?

    allthepies
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    Said losers in background.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    There seems to be quite a spate of people starting to use “aloud” on my Facebook, when they clearly mean “allowed”.

    They’re the same ones who refer to their female child as their “dorta.”

    *twitch*

    whitestone
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    Surely that’s “dor’a” innit?

    Nico
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    In the faecal position.

    jambourgie
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    The one that gets me is people who say ‘tele’, when they mean ‘telly’.

    BUT

    I mentioned this to a mate the other night and he said “what’re you talking about? ‘tele’ is correct cos it’s short for ‘television’. And by god he’s right. Still looks wrong to me though.

    DrP
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    I spend my days examining people’s prostrates.

    And the number of people with a 3 hour history of chronic pain is incredible… of course, chronic refers to an extended time, rather than level of severity…

    DrP

    bencooper
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/24FYYE]"Soup's, Bovril's, Coffee's"[/url] by Ben Cooper, on Flickr

    DrP
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    Local to me (well, not that local TBH) is a crappy looking ” CAF’E “.
    WTAF!

    DrP

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Acute accent fell over?

    This abomination is in Blackburn: https://goo.gl/maps/TmNAt8CZhVT2

    Premier Icon DezB
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    @bencooper – why the hell is “HOT” in quotes?!

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    In a similar vein to the OP, “led” seems to be written with an extra “a” more often than not.

    “She lead me up the garden path” for example.

    Hey ho, for all that it annoys me when I see it, I guess it’s just part of the natural mutation of language. Won’t be long before led, lose, thieved and the rest will be regarded as archaic alternative spellings. And schedule will be pronounced with a hard “ch” (my personal bugbear) in Correct English

    Mumble, mumble, cocoa, slippers…..

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