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« on: January 23, 2008, 09:43:19 AM »

On every forum I participate in people constantly misspell "losing" (as in "losing sleep") as "loosing".  It is easily the most common misspelling on the 'Net.  Stop it!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 09:52:14 AM »

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On every forum I participate in people constantly misspell "losing" (as in "losing sleep") as "loosing".  It is easily the most common misspelling on the 'Net.  Stop it!
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Unless you mean 'letting go' of course.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 11:18:30 AM »

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On every forum I participate in people constantly misspell "losing" (as in "losing sleep") as "loosing".  It is easily the most common misspelling on the 'Net.  Stop it!
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More common than 'payed'! Surely not?
Not really noticed the spelling error you dislike, that I can recall. But then maybe it's because I'm loosing my mind!
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008, 11:51:33 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008, 12:13:12 PM »

The latest version of Firefox has a built-in spell checker.  Think it will help?

Naah.  Not.

Or should that be gnaw and knot?
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008, 12:15:24 PM »

Occasionally I see loosing for losing in articles here too
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008, 02:04:44 PM »

I seem to remember a thread here earlier on about misspelling and the lack of capital letters where they should, indeed, be used.

As a direct result of the corrupting influence (penny-pinching?) of text messages, I suppose we shouldnīt be too surprised; disappointed yes, but surprised, no.

Spelling has always been somewhat problematic for me; as time marches relentlessly on, I find myself with ever more shibboleths, not because my personal dictionary has expanded - far from it - but because I am becoming ever more prone to repeating the same mistakes. To compound matters further, I have developed what can only be described as dyslexic fingers which might, or might not, be the product of failing eyesight. Have to say, thank goodness I no longer have to use that portable Olivetti!

It seems to me that there is an ever increasing danger of misunderstandings arising through poor spelling skills than at any time since the quill first scratched parchment. Letīs hope our political masters all become better educated before itīs too late!

Rob C

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2008, 02:12:31 PM »

I wouldnt wori bout it, Rob.  s%n d thumbs wiL faL off of $MMz of kds.  thN we'll b bak 2 reg. eng.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2008, 02:23:45 PM »

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On every forum I participate in people constantly misspell "losing" (as in "losing sleep") as "loosing".  It is easily the most common misspelling on the 'Net.  Stop it!
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Anione who wories about such things is loosing their mind.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008, 04:20:52 PM »

Rob... shibboleths??
Wow!! You even spelled that right!! Seems you aren't as far gone as you thought.
  2 snaps up for you!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2008, 04:30:53 PM »

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As a direct result of the corrupting influence (penny-pinching?) of text messages, I suppose we shouldnīt be too surprised; disappointed yes, but surprised, no.

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I would say that text messaging (using predictive text input) is actually improving spelling rather than the opposite. It's a shame that the media and it's reporting can't quite share the same levels of accuracy.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2008, 05:01:35 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2008, 06:02:15 PM »

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Lightse, camerase, actione?  
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2008, 07:50:54 PM »

The one that gets me is "matte" for the kind of mat you put between the photo and the frame...

(Though I suppose most mats are also matte!)

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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2008, 08:22:02 PM »

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I would say that text messaging (using predictive text input) is actually improving spelling rather than the opposite. It's a shame that the media and it's reporting can't quite share the same levels of accuracy.
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It's.

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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2008, 04:33:50 AM »

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The one that gets me is "matte" for the kind of mat you put between the photo and the frame...

(Though I suppose most mats are also matte!)

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Lisa, I think you are getting into distinctions between Americanisms and Briticisms here. The British prefer to use lots of unnecessary letters, as in programme.

Matte is both a dull surface as well as a flat material surrounding a photo. In Britain, a mat is something you wipe your feet on.  

Here's one definition:

matte: An image or signal that represents or carries only transparent information that is intended to overlay or control another image or signal.
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2008, 06:25:12 AM »

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Lisa, I think you are getting into distinctions between Americanisms and Briticisms here. The British prefer to use lots of unnecessary letters, as in programme.

Matte is both a dull surface as well as a flat material surrounding a photo. In Britain, a mat is something you wipe your feet on. 

Here's one definition:

matte: An image or signal that represents or carries only transparent information that is intended to overlay or control another image or signal.
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Ray, I can see this is going to be another Canon v. Nikon with you!

Ciao - Rob C

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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2008, 07:13:32 AM »

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In Britain, a mat is something you wipe your feet on. [a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=169174\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

And there was me thinking a mat was for resting your pint of beer on;)
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2008, 09:32:08 AM »

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Lisa, I think you are getting into distinctions between Americanisms and Briticisms here. The British prefer to use lots of unnecessary letters, as in programme.

Matte is both a dull surface as well as a flat material surrounding a photo. In Britain, a mat is something you wipe your feet on. 

Here's one definition:

matte: An image or signal that represents or carries only transparent information that is intended to overlay or control another image or signal.
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=169174\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

so what colour is your color?
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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2008, 09:55:28 AM »

This reminds me of the photo by Shelby Lee Adams titled Born To Loose, Cannie Creek, 1987




You can't see it in the thumbnail, but the seated woman has a tattoo on her arm that reads "Born to loose".
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