I wrote an article (on another blog) about losing weight, and I am amazed to see the number of comments that talk about 'loose weight' instead of 'lose weight'. I am starting to wonder if there are so many people misspelling 'lose' that it is starting to become the acceptable way to spell it. Like an epidemic! 'loose' means "release - loosen - untie - unfasten - unbind - undo" 'Lose' means "miss - waste" 'Loose weight' would be defined as weight that is not firmly or tightly fixed in place, as if it is detached from the body. Are you concerned about our language?
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They don't teach English in school anymore...they just teach "important" stuff like tolerance for everything, sex ed, and how to vote democrat... :-P
My friend had commented that her kids had not learned how to read longhand in school, which shocked me. While I do think tolerance is important, I also think communication is important.
Just now, while scanning the "Questions" here on HP, someone asked "Is everyone enjoying they're summer?" ... I wanted to scream!!!
LOL, FatFreddysCat! I see a lot of bad English in the Answers section here on HP. Most of those authors also have low profile scores too. It would be interesting to see if their hubs are featured. :/
Good examples. I don't claim to be perfect either, but there are just some things that people should know. It's hard to take people seriously when they talk about 'there' beliefs.