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Warning: Spelling cops

Okay, usually I don't care about seeing typos/grammar errors. As a third grade teacher, I'm very used to it and not offended at all.
But could we all just work on one little teeny tiny thing? Since this IS a weight loss board-- I'm tired of people "loosing" weight.
lose = opp. of gain "I want to lose 30 pounds."
loose = not tight "My size 12 shorts are loose."
Now people are still going to do it wrong, but I feel better having said it. =)

Sat. Jun 30, 11:03am

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lol I've got to agree with you on this one.

I can ignore almost every other spelling error around (although they bug me, too), but loose / lose drives me CRAZY!

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 2:23 PM

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bad bad typists, all in time out now!

Saturday, June 30, 2007, 5:14 PM

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It's not a typo - it's a misspelling! And it's the only one that drives me crazy! I see it so much I start to doubt myself (lose? loose?) - makes me think I'm loosing my mind ;)

Monday, July 02, 2007, 8:03 PM

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I understand

We all need our areas to vent our anger - but doing it at people to make them feel bad about their spelling!! Come on Gals - surely you have better things to do with your time than read and correct verse! Yes I am a teacher too and enjoy reading peoples thoughts and opinions, but Im not going to sit here and correst spelling and give them tips!! Thats the day job.
Lighten UP!!

Monday, July 02, 2007, 9:00 PM

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OP. I bet you are not so great at Math or science. Maybe you are not such a great homemaker or maybe you are not so athletic. Nobodys perfect! Obvioulsly you understand what they are trying to communicate. Try and see the positive in peoples comments your not at work! We are not your students, we are your peers!

Monday, July 02, 2007, 9:20 PM

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you make lots of assumptions in your message!! "I bet you are not good at ..... and this ..... and that", and as for the comment about not being athletic - You seriously need to have a look at yourself! My personal profile would blow you away if you knew what I did professionally and personally (in Sports).
I dont have the problem with my PEERS - I just dont like to belittle tham re language like others do!! Language skills yes are important but not the be all and end all of living!! Good social graces and knowing when to make comment and more importantly when not too is more vital than correct spelling.
People that need to correct people on such things have very little socail skills and are looking only to make others feel worse about themselves. I bet the 3rd grade teacher cant run out of site on a dark night - but her students and parents are successful in the point that they are living, developing and growing into social creatures. Maybe one less book, one less chocolate and spend more time exercising might be as important as getting your speeling correct. Spelling Heart Attack correctly is not going to stop you having one!!

Monday, July 02, 2007, 10:08 PM

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Man! You you really think you greet! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Monday, July 02, 2007, 10:17 PM

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10:08 Whaaa??? You lost me...what lines are you reading between???

It sounded like a light-hearted plea to me! No name calling, no insults, no assumptions - it's a rare post on this message board! The vents about the vent are far more intense...lighten up yourselves!! Sheesh.

Monday, July 02, 2007, 10:22 PM

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I dont think I am great - I just think I am doing the best I can. Not wanting to put others down just to make myself feel better. Maybe you should look in the mirror first before you ask about others. Im pretty humble until someone wants a piece of me!!

Monday, July 02, 2007, 10:40 PM

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OP here... I really hit a nerve here, and this was supposed to be a light-hearted comment. I even put a warning on it. It was really more like an observation. Read it again. Or ignore it. My God, people, find something important to care about!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 12:04 AM

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