Lose/loose

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Audiendus
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Lose/loose

Postby Audiendus » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:25 am

I am increasingly seeing the word 'lose' spelled as 'loose'. This seems to be quite a recent tendency. Has anyone else here noticed this trend?

No-one I personally know uses the spelling 'loose' when they mean 'lose'. I wonder if it is largely an American phenomenon.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Lose/loose

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:55 pm

Don't specifically remember reading it, but I must have, because I was not surprised. Will pay attention and report if I encounter it again.
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Re: Lose/loose

Postby Slava » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:25 am

I'm willing to put this down to relying on spell-check. Both spellings are real words, and many people don't pay much attention to what they thumb in nowadays.
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