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

Rebecca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 20:33:30 BST 2020


I must admit the one that's currently driving me nuts is effect/affect

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 3:31 PM Robert Woodward via Lois-Bujold
<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
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> 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”.
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> "We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
> Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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