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LOVEXAVIE
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1/28/12 10:30 P

Bookmarked the link, KJ!
BTW, I almost screwed up "illicit" w/ "elicit" today.
Big mistake averted!



MANDALORE
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1/25/12 8:30 A

Great link!



BREWMASTERBILL
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1/25/12 7:01 A

Woah, awesome link with a poster. I've been looking for some office decoration. What better way to tell my co-workers and clients that I'm a grammar Nazi. Loove it.



KJFITNESSDUDE
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1/25/12 6:47 A

LOL@Grandpa!

Bad grammar CAN kill!!!!
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GLAPPINESS
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1/24/12 11:09 P

And then the following week you can discuss punctuation:

Let's eat, grandpa! vs. Let's eat grandpa!

Ha ha.




HGSGUY
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1/24/12 10:34 P

Love the link!

I don't think anyone implied that people are judged by their ability to spell a word correctly or use math or anything else, Just a question about an observation. Next week lets discuss "F" words like fonetics and fone!!

Had to edit an error in spelling!

Edited by: HGSGUY at: 1/24/2012 (22:35)


BOB1216
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1/24/12 7:56 P

I think this is a common mistake because "oo" often makes the vowel sound needed for the word "lose" Look at broom, spoon, woohoo! ..... makes "loose" an easy mistake I think. My mom taught middle school English for decades, so I've had all of these mistakes corrected out of me from an early age and yes I cringe when I see them, but I keep it to myself (usually).



GOLFPRO
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1/24/12 7:31 P

great link, KJ




KJFITNESSDUDE
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1/24/12 4:03 P

10 words you need to stop misspelling!!!!

theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling



BREWMASTERBILL
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1/24/12 1:49 P

Wow, how timely. I just came across this.

imgur.com/b0FCH

I'm not sure what's upset this guy more, the misapplication of "there/their" or the fact that she is factually incorrect. The thing about it is, people who do not spell correctly or use proper grammar also misapply this in the work place or other professional environment where it IS taken very seriously. I'm not saying everyone here is in a professional setting where proper spelling and grammar is a requirement, but it's really a life skill worthy of acquisition. You never know who is reading your written word.

Have I been called a "grammar Nazi" before? You betcha, yah! hehe.



BREWMASTERBILL
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1/24/12 1:12 P

I hate it, but it prevails, so what I am supposed to do? I used to have it in my signature, loose != lose. But I think that was too subtle.

It amazes me that something as trivial as spelling a simple word correctly isn't important to people. It's such a simple way to give people a bad impression where it may or may not be warranted. I can and do hold it against folks. I'm not going to lie about it.



MANDALORE
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1/24/12 8:20 A

i personally currently and always will be a terrible speller or grammar type person, but i am a good person, with feelings and don't try to hold the little things against people! i know lots of people who spell and use proper grammar are rotten people, most of them are in government!

thank God for spell check i need grammar check I guess!



ERICWS
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1/24/12 5:28 A

No, I don't think less of people who misspell it. I've never seen it anywhere but here on SP, though, and find that curious. I just made an observation, as others do on here.



HGSGUY
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1/23/12 9:55 P

alot vs a lot
irregardless vs regardless
lose/loose
affect/effect
flustrated vs frustrated

I have run into people that are triggered to cringe at one of the above, rarely more than one or two per person! Mine is alot. I got a lot of points off on a paper where I was talking about roll models! My attempt to convince the prof. that I really meant "roll" was pointless!





GOLFPRO
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1/23/12 9:05 P

It is what it is. Do you think less of people who misspell "lose"? People aren't on SparkPeople to learn spelling and grammar. They are here to LOSE weight, gain health, get in better shape, whatever it may be.

The fact is, someone might not be good with spelling but they may be a mathematician. We're all here to help one another. Live and let live.



EASTENDCLAM
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1/23/12 6:45 P

I dunno, I slept through that day in class. The mixing of a possessive and a contraction makes me nuts though.



APPROACHINGMARS
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1/23/12 4:39 P

I personally don't understand most spelling mistakes, as somebody who has never had a problem spelling the English language (whether lose/loose or their/there/they're or anything else), but I can also see that there is a one letter difference between lose and loose and can fully understand why somebody would misspell it. Something like -ose is usually pronounced like, say, prose or froze. It's the vowel sound.



ERICWS
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1/23/12 4:20 P

It may be a strange system in terms of spelling rules and all of the execptions to the rule.

But "lose" vs. "loose"? Come on.

At least the "their" vs. "they're" vs. "there" mistake involves the same sound. I think those mistakes are silly as well, but they're a bit more understandable.

Most of us I am sure graduated from high school. My 8 year-old daughter knows how to spell "lose", and "loose", and how to use those words correctly with their meanings. We all took English in school, if we are from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. I know people from the People's Republic of China who handle English better than native speakers do.

Edited by: ERICWS at: 1/23/2012 (16:21)


APPROACHINGMARS
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1/23/12 3:55 P

Perhaps they intend to set the weight free from their stomachs. Would that be loosing it?

The answer to the question is that English has one of the world's stupidest spelling schemes.



GOLFPRO
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1/23/12 1:28 P

It's a common misspelling on just about any weight loss website. Some people just don't know how to spell it. The meaning may not be close, but the spelling is. It is similar to people who get mixed up with there, their, and they're. Stick around the message boards for a while and you will see plenty of other misspellings and words used out of context.



ERICWS
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1/23/12 11:08 A

Why do so many people spell "lose" as "loose" on SP?

Kind of strange to me. The words are not even close. I have never seen this spelling error anywhere else to my recollection.

"I need to LOSE weight" vs. "My pants are LOOSE".



 
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