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Topic: When you loose something, have you loost it?

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Bass_X0

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Whats with all the people spelling 'lose' as 'loose'? Are schools that bad these days? Its not just a few people here and there, its quite common for it to be a simple typo. I'd like to know what goes on in the brains of the people who type 'loose' when they mean 'lose'. That they're too lazy to change it or does it look correct to them? I'm sure there are people who think 'loose' is the correct way to spell 'lose'. Its not even some uncommon usage of the word 'loose' either as in "let loose the dogs". Its more "they have loose my respect".

So then...
'loose' = 'lose'
'loost' = 'lost'
'loosing' = 'losing'
'looser' = 'loser'

Does that look right to anybody at all?

Are you guilty of doing this yourself or are you just annoyed by it as I am?

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I was gonna come in here to ridicule you. So yes, I am as annoyed by it as you.

Also, people misspell on the internet because they're lazy pieces of crap or somehow they think it's cool.

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Cipher

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Annoys the hell out of me. Not as much as when people say "could/should/would of" instead of "could/should/would have" though.

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CanisWolfred

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Cipher wrote:

Annoys the hell out of me. Not as much as when people say "could/should/would of" instead of "could/should/would have" though.

Are you sure they're not saying could've/should've/would've, which are contractions of "-ould have", and you're simply misinterpreting it?

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CanisWolfred wrote:

Cipher wrote:

Annoys the hell out of me. Not as much as when people say "could/should/would of" instead of "could/should/would have" though.

Are you sure they're not saying could've/should've/would've, which are contractions of "-ould have", and you're simply misinterpreting it?

That's what I was thinking as well.

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Morphbug

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It's funny when you think about it, they're always loosening things.

Anyway, I have noticed these kind of errors are more common in people from English-talking countries. Funny.

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CanisWolfred wrote:

Cipher wrote:

Annoys the hell out of me. Not as much as when people say "could/should/would of" instead of "could/should/would have" though.

Are you sure they're not saying could've/should've/would've, which are contractions of "-ould have", and you're simply misinterpreting it?

I can tell if they're saying it like could've, 'cos it's softer, but sometimes you can tell they meant to say "could of" and it makes me want to throw things. XD (Particularly with accents being strong round here, you can REALLY tell.)

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I have come to love the word tooken. I dont know about you guys but I here that alot where I am at. I tooken my car to the repair shop cause it was broken. WTF?

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rayword45 wrote:

I was gonna come in here to ridicule you. So yes, I am as annoyed by it as you.

Also, people misspell on the internet because they're lazy pieces of crap or somehow they think it's cool.

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There and their: they're not the same.

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rayword45 wrote:

people misspell on the internet because they're lazy pieces of crap or somehow they think it's cool.

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Omega

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Not everyone is native english here. But that doesn't mean they necessarily have a screw loose. Or lose?

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CanisWolfred wrote:

Cipher wrote:

Annoys the hell out of me. Not as much as when people say "could/should/would of" instead of "could/should/would have" though.

Are you sure they're not saying could've/should've/would've, which are contractions of "-ould have", and you're simply misinterpreting it?

I'm seeing it all over the internet as well, so, yeah, people have come to write "could of" and the likes. It's painful...and English is not even my mother tongue.

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Tasuki wrote:

I have come to love the word tooken. I dont know about you guys but I here that alot where I am at. I tooken my car to the repair shop cause it was broken. WTF?

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Cipher wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Cipher wrote:

Annoys the hell out of me. Not as much as when people say "could/should/would of" instead of "could/should/would have" though.

Are you sure they're not saying could've/should've/would've, which are contractions of "-ould have", and you're simply misinterpreting it?

I can tell if they're saying it like could've, 'cos it's softer, but sometimes you can tell they meant to say "could of" and it makes me want to throw things. XD (Particularly with accents being strong round here, you can REALLY tell.)

It's not really much of a difference. :/

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I'd complain, but the only reason I'm not misspelling every single word myself is because of the iPad's auto correct.

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I'm homeschooled, and my mom taught english before I came along, so I know how to spell "lost".

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CanisWolfred

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Omega wrote:

Not everyone is native english here. But that doesn't mean they necessarily have a screw loose. Or lose?

Except the non-english speakers have better English skills than Native speakers, at least on the internet. :P

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Please play grammar nazi elsewhere. Thank you!

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