Loose...Lose...Loss...Lost, Grammer Nazi !!!

RobWin

closed account
Joined
Apr 24, 2004
Location
A Vault!
Loose...Lose...Loss...Lost...


Thought I would play Grammer Nazi for a moment and help out my fellow forum members a little here with the proper English use of these often mis-used words that are used out of context so many times...

Here's the perfect example of how the word "Loose" is mis-used so many times:

"I will only loose like 100.00 dollars"

Now the correct way: "I will only lose like 100.00 dollars"

Correct Way: "How could I lose my wallet while I was in there"

Wrong Way: "The lose I suffered in that casino really hurt"

Correct Way: "The loss I suffered in that casino really hurt"

Correct Way: "I just lost the farm while playing in there"

Correct Way: "The slot machines were really loose though"
 

RobWin

closed account
Joined
Apr 24, 2004
Location
A Vault!
We are all not as perfect as YOU. Are we? are you german?

Ok...I guess I should ask myself how do I answer that ? Do I go the intelligent route, or the sarcastic route as you did ?

Think I will go the "Sarcastic Route" and say to your questions........

NO & NO :lolup:
 

chuchu59

gambling addict
PABnonaccred
CAG
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Location
SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
Loose...Lose...Loss...Lost...


Thought I would play Grammer Nazi for a moment and help out my fellow forum members a little here with the proper English use of these often mis-used words that are used out of context so many times...

Here's the perfect example of how the word "Loose" is mis-used so many times:

"I will only loose like 100.00 dollars"

Now the correct way: "I will only lose like 100.00 dollars"

Correct Way: "How could I lose my wallet while I was in there"

Wrong Way: "The lose I suffered in that casino really hurt"

Correct Way: "The loss I suffered in that casino really hurt"

Correct Way: "I just lost the farm while playing in there"

Correct Way: "The slot machines were really loose though"

You play loose at the casino and lose your shirt. After suffering your loss, a drunkard bumps into and you say to him "Get Lost".
 

markjacob

Banned User
Joined
Dec 13, 2007
Location
usa
Ok...I guess I should ask myself how do I answer that ? Do I go the intelligent route, or the sarcastic route as you did ?

Think I will go the "Sarcastic Route" and say to your questions........

NO & NO :lolup:

Who said I was being sarcasticccccccccccccc ? LOL Just messing with ya bro!
 

maxd

Complaints (PAB) Manager
Staff member
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
Location
Saltirelandia
How did we come to a place and time where the ability to read and write one's mother tongue is considered "being perfect?"

I'm certainly no grammar nazi but seeing what passes for acceptable communication skills these days is enough to make one despair for the state of the world. I guess this is how people become grumbling old codgers that talk about the old days. :rolleyes:
 

markjacob

Banned User
Joined
Dec 13, 2007
Location
usa
How did we come to a place and time where the ability to read and write one's mother tongue is considered "being perfect?"

I'm certainly no grammar nazi but seeing what passes for acceptable communication skills these days is enough to make one despair for the state of the world. I guess this is how people become grumbling old codgers that talk about the old days. :rolleyes:

Color me old then.......................
 

winbig

Keep winning this amount.
Joined
Mar 10, 2005
Location
Pennsylvania
How did we come to a place and time where the ability to read and write one's mother tongue is considered "being perfect?"

I'm certainly no grammar nazi but seeing what passes for acceptable communication skills these days is enough to make one despair for the state of the world. I guess this is how people become grumbling old codgers that talk about the old days. :rolleyes:


Well, us Americans have to figure out something to do seeing as how it's hard as hell to gamble online now. :p
 

Matthew23

Dormant account
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland
I think 'Your / You're' are the most commonly misspelled words on the internet. I don't think it really matters as long as it's understood. It's different if people were mistakenly saying pineapple instead of loose.

"The slots are very pineapple today." :p


What's more important than spelling is taking a new paragraph every 4 - 5 lines as it can become difficult to read after this.

Last edited by Simmo! : 10th June 2007 at 04:30 PM. Reason: split post up to stop my eyes going squiffy
 
Last edited:

RobWin

closed account
Joined
Apr 24, 2004
Location
A Vault!
I think 'Your / You're' are the most commonly misspelled words on the interent. I don't think it really matters as long as it's understood. It's different if people were mistakenly saying pineapple instead of loose.

"The slots are very pineapple today." :p


What's more important than spelling is taking a new paragraph every 4 - 5 lines as it can become difficult to read after this.

That's a great example Matthew !! :thumbsup:
 

winbig

Keep winning this amount.
Joined
Mar 10, 2005
Location
Pennsylvania
I think 'Your / You're' are the most commonly misspelled words on the internet. I don't think it really matters as long as it's understood. It's different if people were mistakenly saying pineapple instead of loose.

"The slots are very pineapple today." :p


What's more important than spelling is taking a new paragraph every 4 - 5 lines as it can become difficult to read after this.

Actually, it's probably a tie between that and "there, their and they're." ;)
 

Mousey

Ueber Meister Mouse
Joined
Sep 12, 2004
Location
Up$hitCreek
And we have rouge (cheek color) and rogue (Virtual casinos forever and ever).

I also must add that both the loose/lose and rouge/rogue mix up can sometimes be simple mistyping.
 

BingoT

Nurses love to give shots
Joined
Dec 16, 2004
Location
Hartford,Ct
So who spells "Grammar" with an "e" in it ?
A spelling Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
spelln-b.gif


Ok with this I think I should go take a nap now :lolup:
 

pacers31

Banned Used - Repetitive violations of <a href="ht
Joined
Jan 19, 2006
Location
Californication
I think rouge for rogue is my big one. Then again, I've been accused of being a snob for pointing out these things! HAHAHA
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Loose...Lose...Loss...Lost...


Thought I would play Grammer Nazi for a moment and help out my fellow forum members a little here with the proper English use of these often mis-used words that are used out of context so many times...

Here's the perfect example of how the word "Loose" is mis-used so many times:

"I will only loose like 100.00 dollars"

Now the correct way: "I will only lose like 100.00 dollars"

Correct Way: "How could I lose my wallet while I was in there"

Wrong Way: "The lose I suffered in that casino really hurt"

Correct Way: "The loss I suffered in that casino really hurt"

Correct Way: "I just lost the farm while playing in there"

Correct Way: "The slot machines were really loose though"

Now the correct way: "I will only lose like 100.00 dollars"

Actually, not so:p

Correct way: "I will only lose 100.00 dollars"
or "I will only lose around 100.00 dollars"


Instead of "around", you could indicate the approximation with words such as "about", "approximately", or you could be more long winded and say "in the region of".

What you CANNOT say, is "like", unless you are under 18, in which case the sentence becomes "I will lose nothing like, as I am too young to play, like"
 
Top