Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dear Stupid People of America,

If you have lost something, and you would like to convey that idea to someone in the present tense, then the word you are looking for is lose. The word you are not looking for, but appear to have found anyhow, is loose.

If something is loose, it's certainly possible that you will lose it at some point, but what I'm more concerned about is not the fact that you might lose your thing, but rather that you seem to have a loose grasp on the English language.


ps - can we please understand that the word definitely does not have an A in it?


Side Bar said...

Sheesh . . . try not to loose your mind over a typo.


Open Bar said...

That was weak.

ChuckJerry said...

The issue is that it's not a typo most of the time. Also the reason I bring it up is because it was written that way in the yearbook of one of my students...by her English teacher.

Side Bar said...

It would have been funnier if you had written "that was week"

Anonymous said...

Give me an example. I can't even picture how somebody would mix this up.

Matt Dabney said...

It's very sad. I have seen Nicky's homework assignments come back with *corrections* by his teacher that are misspelled.