You know, it takes a lot to raise my ire, but dammit, if I see one more person who is supposed to have some semblance of intelligence and schooling use the word “loose” when they mean to use the word “lose,” I think I might have to go on a killing rampage.
I will rip off each of their appendages and shake them before their bewildered and pained faces, explaining that THIS is LOOSE… and now they will die because they will LOSE copious amounts of blood.
The same goes for people who try to say that a point is moot, but pronouce it like “mute”. Stabbage all around.
This isn’t directed at anyone here… I’ve just run into this a lot recently and it’s been buggin’ the shit out of me.
Sorry to do that to you. It’s really not a big deal as long as we can interperet it correctly. There are a lot of non-native English speakers here, and then there are some who don’t care and never will. It’s pretty pointless to attempt to convert them because they never will.
Well…for a loooong moment I thought “loose” meant “lose” because I’m a non native english speaker. And I’m pretty sure alot of people in here are in the same position as me so you should calm down a little, have a nice night of sleep, take a beer and watch tv. Everything needed to relax
Heh… Oops. I stand by my spelling of dammit, though (although, I think, the truly proper way to do it is by writing out both words with a space [damn it]).
Yeah, I realize that there are a number of non-native english speakers here. As I said, this isn’t directed at anyone here as most folks here are pretty good about it. I’ve just seen this phenomenon grow recently among people who only know english and it’s taken its toll on me. I felt the need to comment. Apologies for anyone I may have offended.
Or any decent (or crappy in Microsoft’s case) word processing program will work wonders for spell check… I do no recommend Microsoft Word, type in “My own well being.” and do a spell check, and change all grammatical errors… Watch in amazement as Microsoft constantly corrects you…