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Thread: Loose vs Lose

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annika View Post
    What really gets my knickers in a twist is when people substitute "myself" for "me" or "I". Yes, it might sound classier, but damn it, it's wrong! I hear supposedly educated people on the radio doing this all the time.
    That's one of my peeves too.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primalchild View Post
    Speaking of misspellings on fitness websites, these two are also way up there: weight (ie. "I weight 180 pounds")
    Gah, that one kills me too.

    Quote Originally Posted by groquette View Post

    * On CSI and nigh on everywhere else: "I have a theory that <insert arbitrary assumption here>". Repeat after me: hypothesis.
    But then they'd also have to remember to change "a" to "an." You're asking way too much

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinmama View Post
    How about IRREGARDLESS???? Seriously, WTF does regardless mean if irregardless is a word?
    That word is in my top 5 pet peeves (not just grammar-related ones). I had an English teacher in high school who used it ALL. THE. TIME. We tried and tried to get her to stop, but she seemed to get some sick amusement out of upsetting us.

    One that probably annoys most people but I find hilarious and awesome is misplaced quotation marks. For example:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonmamma View Post
    Any of you see Inglorius Basterds? Here's an amusing pastiche with a grammatical twist:
    hah! That was awesome! Thank you!
    Sometimes you need to be told the truth in order to be able to see it.

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    Exist in shadow, drifting away.

  5. #35
    I'm so happy to see this thread! Now I don't feel like I am the only person that notices this...

    **checks sentences for grammatical errors**

  6. #36
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    Mar 2010
    some high hoarses in here

  7. #37
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    Not sure if this one was mentionned protein and protien ... My daughter is the worse one for -- there, they're, their -- oye where did I go wrong ...

  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    ... I'm not gonna touch that with the entire Warsaw basketball team (a whole bunch of 10' Poles....
    I don't think I need to add anything to the lose/loose discussion, but I have to tell you, this phrase has made my week!

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