Friday, January 29, 2010

Irritating Anomaly

Heads I win, tails you loose.

I keep seeing instances of writing in which the author uses the word "loose" instead of "lose." Loose is an adjective, lose is a verb. You don't loose your job or your mind. You lose it. Similarly, it is not lose change in your pocket. It's loose change. It's not a big deal, but it's careless. Please stop making this mistake. It's turning me every which way but lose.