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Lose vs Loose

What is with this new fad of saying loose instead of lose.

‘Hey guys, I’m trying to loose weight’

‘Loose the attitude and stop trolling’

Is this an American thing or am I just a grumpy bastard?

It’s a well known fact that Scottish people are cleverer than everyone else.

I wouldn’t worry about it. Just smile knowingly whilst enjoying a pizza crunch

It’s just a complete ignorance thing.

It’s the education system at work.

It’s not new. A pet peeve of mine since being in the fitness industry. A fellow trainer and I crack up over the abundant use of “loose weight”.

[quote]Nards wrote:
It’s just a complete ignorance thing. [/quote]

[quote]ChongLordUno wrote:
am I just a grumpy bastard?[/quote]

Yes. Welcome to the club. Although personally I prefer the expression ‘Curmudgeon’ myself.


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Don’t understand how this is an American thing…grammar ignorance is a world wide issue. Though my favorite is the misuse of the word “colon.”

[quote]Cortes wrote:

Wow so the bell curve is getting worse?

[quote]ChongLordUno wrote:
What is with this new fad of saying loose instead of lose.

‘Hey guys, I’m trying to loose weight’

‘Loose the attitude and stop trolling’

Is this an American thing or am I just a grumpy bastard?[/quote]

They really are not aware that it is incorrect. It has driven me crazy for years now. It had already been driving me crazy for years when I made the post I linked to above.

(^^)b

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:

Wow so the bell curve is getting worse?[/quote]

Na, computers have become so easy to work with that even the bottom of the barrel can operate them.

I blame Apple.

[quote]orion wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:

Wow so the bell curve is getting worse?[/quote]

Na, computers have become so easy to work with that even the bottom of the barrel can operate them.

I blame Apple.[/quote]

I think the writing can be corrected once in the adult work force.

My big bitch is the inability to verbally communicate, like talking to fucking Zombies

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]orion wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:

Wow so the bell curve is getting worse?[/quote]

Na, computers have become so easy to work with that even the bottom of the barrel can operate them.

I blame Apple.[/quote]
like talking to fucking Zombies [/quote]

what do you expect with people hopped up on statins :smiley:

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]orion wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:

Wow so the bell curve is getting worse?[/quote]

Na, computers have become so easy to work with that even the bottom of the barrel can operate them.

I blame Apple.[/quote]
like talking to fucking Zombies [/quote]

what do you expect with people hopped up on statins :smiley: [/quote]

Touche!

:wink:

Just change lose’s pronunciation and I’m sure that people won’t make the same writing mistake over and over again.

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]orion wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:

Wow so the bell curve is getting worse?[/quote]

Na, computers have become so easy to work with that even the bottom of the barrel can operate them.

I blame Apple.[/quote]
like talking to fucking Zombies [/quote]

what do you expect with people hopped up on statins :smiley: [/quote]

Touche!

:wink:
[/quote]

I was speaking of teenagers and people under 30

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]orion wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:

Wow so the bell curve is getting worse?[/quote]

Na, computers have become so easy to work with that even the bottom of the barrel can operate them.

I blame Apple.[/quote]
like talking to fucking Zombies [/quote]

what do you expect with people hopped up on statins :smiley: [/quote]

Touche!

:wink:
[/quote]

I was speaking of teenagers and people under 30[/quote]

way to ruin the joke… of course that may change if they start making cholesterol testing the norm for 9 yr olds :wink: as some want.