Jun 16, 2008

Knicker Knotter #3

Okay, okay, I've had it people! Get a clue! Learn the difference between "lose" and "loose" and use the right one in your sentences! You are making my inner Spelling-Nazi want to infest your armpits with the fleas of a thousand camels and with many frothing diseases while causing the Great Bird of the Galaxy to fly up your nose!
You lose weight. You turn loose of the snake. "Lose" (looz) as in lost. "Loose" (loos) as in not attached, not tied up, not confined. They are not pronounced the same. They are not spelled the same. THEY ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE WORDS!
When you are writing, if you aren't sure, look in the dictionary or in a thesaurus. If you don't have one, pull up the online dictionary or thesaurus in your Internet browser. Use SpellCheck. Proofread. Ask the Spelling-Nazi lady in the cubicle next to you. Try!
BTW, if you're wondering, YES, the word is incorrect in the picture!


Cyndi said...

I am SO THERE with you. I have two pics on my computer at home that I need to post, now that you've broken the ice here and posted yours. The first is of a coffee stand with a big sign: "ESPRESSO'S". The other is of a sign next to some shirts: "MENS SHIRTS." Looks like the ' was on the wrong sign.

becca said...

I am very bad about this sorta thing. I didn't have good schooling and really didn't learn a lot of grammer. I'll be sure to not comment if I don't know the proper grammer of something.