Damien on… It Makes Me Loose It
Loose: adjective – not tight.
Lose: verb – mislay.
Now, how hard was THAT?
Yet of all the written mistakes one sees nowadays, TRANSPOSING these two simple words appears to be the most popular – it is almost FASHIONABLE.
It is not even a GRAMMATICAL error – just a COCK-UP.
THOUSANDS of times, one has seen this stupid mistake made – including by people who SHOULD have known better.
I blame it on lose values.
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Footnote: now WORDPRESS is TAKING THE PISS! Its SpellChecker RED-UNDERLINED “lose” in the above sentence and when I clicked on it, it suggested – “loose”.
I actually found myself CHECKING on Wordweb – just to make sure I had not LOST MY MIND!!!