I missed the memo. When did "losing" become "loosing"?


(Randy) #1

First time I noticed this odd phenomenon was a year or two ago. Thought it was odd that someone would use loose or loosing when they obviously meant lose or losing. I assumed it was just coincidental similar typos.

I wonder if it’s the boulder picks up speed rolling down hill thing. But hardly a day goes by when I don’t see “loosing” at least once. Often multiple times. I spend a lot of time on keto sites. So there’s obviously a lot of “loosing” going on. :bacon::sunglasses:

If we can reverse T2D, surely we can reverse this trend!!!

Discuss. :grin:


#2

People can’t spell. And auto-correct has made them not care.

Excuse me while I go get all judge-y about people’s bad spelling and grammar.


(Empress of the Unexpected) #3

I see a lot of references to the “Adkins” diet.


(Randy) #4

Grammer police is usually not my style. But this one just seems odd to me.

My pants are loose because of all the weight I’m losing.

Not. That. Hard. :wink:


#5

:laughing:


(Randy) #6

HAHAHAHA!!! Got me!!! :blush:

I was just watching Frasier…


(Keto girl living in a carby world) #7

This is so infuriating to me. And yes, I am the grammar police :policewoman:t4::joy::rage:

ETA: some other grammar mistakes I see too often, which cause me a great deal of stress:

“Would of” or “should of” instead of “would have” or “should have”

“Seen” instead of saw (example: “I just seen this.” No, you just SAW this.)

Mixing up “to,” “too,” and “two”

I could go on and on :sweat_smile:


(Empress of the Unexpected) #8

Try and instead of try to.


(Keto girl living in a carby world) #9

Good one, Regina.

Another pet peeve: lack of Oxford comma :nerd_face:


(Randy) #10

I prefer the Walken comma


(Keto girl living in a carby world) #11

:joy::clap:t4:


#12

I would “like” this a million times if I could.


#13

Thank you!


(Randy) #14

When you read the meme, did you hear Walken’s voice too?


(Bacon is the new bacon) #15

There, their, and they’re.

And does anyone else miss the ‘r’ in the middle of temperature?

I almost had a respitory attack on the way to the libary last Febuary, because of the cold tempature. I wanted to check out some books on our infastructure.


(Keto girl living in a carby world) #16

Most definitely :joy:

Listen, living in Baltimore is a grammar policewoman’s worst nightmare.


(Randy) #17

#'Murica…


(Randy) #18

Still, there must be time to nip this lose/loose thing in the bud.


(Keto girl living in a carby world) #19

Maybe an admin can pin this very important PSA post :thinking:


(Empress of the Unexpected) #20

Using alot instead of a lot.

And some here still think the county name is San Bernadino.