Using the word 'loosing/loose', when you actually mean 'losing/lose'
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.Posted 2 months agoTinnersMember
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.Posted 2 months ago
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.iancity1Member
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 …
😐Posted 2 months agojambourgieMember
The one that gets me is people who say ‘tele’, when they mean ‘telly’.
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.Posted 2 months agoPz_SteveSubscriber
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…..Posted 2 months ago
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