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Old 09-25-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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Loser vs Looser

Hello,

This is an important announcement from the grammar police.

If you lose the game, you might be a loser. If you have a screw loose and it gets worse, it gets looser.

Lose=Loser
Loose=Looser

Each word continues to have the same number of Os in both forms. Just a pet peeve of mine. Sorry for the interruption. Now back to your regularly scheduled program......
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:40 AM   #3
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Great. Now can we agree on the proper use of principal and principle?
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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It sounds like "somebody" needs to get a life (IMHO, LOL )...

Then again, maybe it's just because I'm retired and don't want, nor further need to worry about word usage on those "useless" reports that I was paid to formulate ...
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:13 AM   #5
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Thier you go again, there grammer sure do stink !
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:15 AM   #6
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Thier you go again, there grammer sure do stink !
Yabbut, its better then some.
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It sound like "somebody" needs to get a life
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:54 AM   #8
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Two, too many grammer police to !
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:58 AM   #9
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A fair number of folks out there who quality for both--loser and looser..
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:11 PM   #10
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.... and sometimes typo is just a typo.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:22 PM   #12
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.... and sometimes typo is just a typo.
I'm Type A- myself.
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Why use preventative when preventive will do? And why orientated vs oriented? The formers are just pretentious...

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The grammar (or is it grammer?, just kidding) isn't the tough part for me.

It's things like IMHO, how R U? SIL, DW, DH etc. That's when I need to bring out a cheat-cheat
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Why use preventative when preventive will do? And why orientated vs oriented? The formers are just pretentious...

Thanks, I feel better.
I read that the extra syllable became common in the US following large influxes of Italian immigrants because that's how it's spelt in Italian. e.g. "obligated" from "obligato" (Italian) rather than "obliged" (Queen's English).
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Calendar year or physical year??
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And could we please stop planing and start planning?
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Some of my favorites are to, too, and two along with effect and affect.
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Averse versus adverse

Advice versus advise

The advice to avoid adverse conditions led them to advise others about being risk averse.
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the advice to avoid adverse conditions led them to advise others about being risk averse.
lol, lol!
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