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

Fred fred.fredex at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 21:18:54 BST 2020

I wouldn't have thought of loose and lose as homonyns either, though I have
to admit they're close.  one has a hard S, the other one's sounds like a z
(or a zed, for some of you).

I'm reminded of a former co-worker who has one word for sight, site, cite,
and it is spelled sight. likewise there for their and they're. Also,
misinterprets should've ( when someone else is speaking) as "should of"
instead of "should have" and as a result writes "should of". I used to dun
him on those (at least when writing emails to customers) but gave up.

Spelling in general is one of my pet peeves, and I shouldn't let it get to
me, but it does nevertheless. :(
I'm coming to learn that most people who can't spell DON'T CARE and
therefore get irritated when someone tries to teach them better.

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 3:30 PM Robert Woodward via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sep 21, 2020, at 9:36 AM, Rebecca Price <becca7108 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > sight, site, cite
> >
> > reign, rain, rein
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> In addition to 'loose' for 'lose' I hate 'pouring' for 'poring'!!!
> >>
> >> Harvey
> >>
> >>
> 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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