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'Loose' weight versus 'lose' weight


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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Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) says

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    CalebSparks 4 years ago

    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


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    Kari (Relationshipc) 4 years ago

    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.

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    Kari (Relationshipc) 4 years ago

    That is so true. Today, I saw someone abbreviate 'according' with Ac. And, I realized that I had seen that before but, of course, I thought it was a mistake. Also, in my town, I saw a weight loss clinic put up a sign that said 'Loose Weight Now!'


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P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

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    Kari (Relationshipc) 4 years ago

    I feel the same way.