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ZOOpergal
ZOOpergal Posts: 176 Member
Lose [Looz]: to come to be without

Loose [Loos]: free from anything that binds or restrains; unfettered

Ahhh. I feel better. :ohwell:
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  • Jruzer
    Jruzer Posts: 3,501 Member
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    I prefer this definition for "loose": set free; release. As in "loose the hounds".

    I imagine someone unleashing their weight as a weapon. It's a fun mental image, like the "alot": http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html
  • wolverine66
    wolverine66 Posts: 3,779 Member
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    i was hoping for more chest
  • TheFisherKing
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    And while we are at it:

    IT'S = "it is" a contraction complete with the subject AND the verb built in

    ITS = possessive pronoun denoting ownership as in "The cat licked its butt."
  • sugarkissprincess
    sugarkissprincess Posts: 2,595 Member
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    :ohwell:

    Alrighty then
  • theashtrees
    theashtrees Posts: 104 Member
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    When people use 'Pacific' instead of 'specific' in conversation.

    How?! Why?!
  • TheFisherKing
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    And let's not get started on the use of "literally," the most oft misused and redundant term. Ha. (Dusts off his grammar police badge)
  • kill3rtofu
    kill3rtofu Posts: 169 Member
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    Lose [Looz]: to come to be without

    Loose [Loos]: free from anything that binds or restrains; unfettered

    Ahhh. I feel better. :ohwell:

    thank you, OP
  • TheFisherKing
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    OH, and people who say "li-berry." It is not a damn berry. It is a place of books, from the Latin Libros. It is "library" Ah, that felt good. My poor wife is a librarian and cringes at that misuse.
  • threefancy
    threefancy Posts: 93 Member
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    people who say "axed" instead of "asked"
  • tworthen79
    tworthen79 Posts: 1,173 Member
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    And woman is singular, women is more than one woman.
  • KariOrtiz2014
    KariOrtiz2014 Posts: 343 Member
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    When people use 'Pacific' instead of 'specific' in conversation.

    How?! Why?!

    I was really guilty of this when I was a kid!!

    Lol. But I now use the excuse "I'm bilingual. So I do apologize if you didn't understand half of what you just heard."
  • some_betty
    some_betty Posts: 322 Member
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    People who say "actually" in a snobbish way when trying to correct someone. It makes one sound even more like a scumbag.
  • vjohn04
    vjohn04 Posts: 2,276 Member
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    OH, and people who say "li-berry." It is not a damn berry. It is a place of books, from the Latin Libros. It is "library" Ah, that felt good. My poor wife is a librarian and cringes at that misuse.

    One of my pet peeves. My second grade teacher called it the libary.

    ARGH.
  • OllyReeves
    OllyReeves Posts: 579 Member
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    And let's not get started on the use of "literally," the most oft misused and redundant term. Ha. (Dusts off his grammar police badge)

    People who use redundant Middle English because they think it makes them sound clever....
  • cephlove
    cephlove Posts: 11 Member
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    Saying "defiantly" instead of "definitely". Completely different meanings.
  • kerrid72
    kerrid72 Posts: 113 Member
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    Thanks so much... this has been on my list of annoying things too! :wink:

    How about typing "prolly" instead of "probably"? I think people think "prolly" is the actual word.
  • Plooty222
    Plooty222 Posts: 76 Member
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    @thefisherking - I completely agree with you, BUT...

    the definition of literally has been altered by many sources: "The definition of literally is no longer the literal definition of literally"

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/living/literally-definition/
  • ALNoog
    ALNoog Posts: 413 Member
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    Mine is aww and awe...... My sister constantly says awe at every cute picture and it drives me bonkers!!!
  • TheFisherKing
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    "would of" and "could of" instead of "would Have" and "could have" Colloquialisms but incorrect.
  • Steffani911
    Steffani911 Posts: 196 Member
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    Loose is what your pants will be when you lose weight. haha