Monday, April 10, 2006

Annoyance 1 

Why is it that half the western world can't seem to spell the word "lose" without adding an extra erroneous O?

The word is spelt L-O-S-E and not L-O-O-S-E. That spells loose as in "Hey, Pa, the cow's loose!". If you are going bald, you don't say, "I am loosing my hair" as that would mean "I am setting my hair free". Instead you say "I am losing my hair".

I know, or know of, a number of people who do this consistently yet fear pointing it out to them I case I sound like the picky pedantic hair-splitter that I am.

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Wait 'till they start using "affect" when they really mean "effect"... or, indeed, the other way round.
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