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

Rebecca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 21:27:03 BST 2020


I am currently active on a couple of recipe Facebook groups. One of
our frequent and creative submitters keeps entering flower when he
means flour. Drives me crazy.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 4:21 PM Fred <fred.fredex at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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_.
> > —-----------------------------------------------------
> > Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
> >
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