[LMB] OT: More words that I HATE!!

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Mon Sep 21 20:28:56 BST 2020


On Sep 21, 2020, at 9:36 AM, Rebecca Price <becca7108 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> sight, site, cite
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> reign, rain, rein
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> On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
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>> In addition to 'loose' for 'lose' I hate 'pouring' for 'poring'!!!
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>> Harvey
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I was not aware that “loose” and “lose” were homonyms. I have noticed that the majority of the appearances of “loose” in e-mails and USENET posts (perhaps even 90% of them) were misspellings of “lose”.

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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