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Losers who play fast and loose with the spelling of "lose"
2010/07/21
7:24pm
desertpete01
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Doesn’t ANYONE know how to spell lose any more???

Ran across this on a website dedicated to professional translators:

Typing, spelling or grammar mistakes on translators’ web sites are the worst – to look like a professional, you must look totally professional in all your texts and presentations. It does not matter how “good” you are at translation; if your web site does not reflect this, you loose.

Sheesh. Wots a feller da do?

2010/07/21
9:49pm
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I see it a lot more on the web than I do in print. But I’ve seen it in newspapers, on billboards, and (rarely) on TV. Maybe it’s because the networks can afford good proofing? I’ve seen “loose” instead of “lose” too, but I think I see “to” instead of “too” even more. I feel your pain.

2010/07/22
9:29am
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Could we call this an example of Hartman’s / McKean’s Law?

2010/07/22
10:07am
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dilettante said:

Could we call this an example of Hartman’s / McKean’s Law?


I’ver also seen it called Muphry’s Law.

I think it’s too much reliance of spell-check. Theirs two much that spell czeck dozen cache.

2012/03/03
11:49am
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Bob Bridges
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I love Muphry’s Law; I’d never heard of it before, but it certainly fits.

Randy Cassingham, in a copy of This is True from a previous decade, included this headline from a Utah newspaper, with the comment “obviously it’s already too late”:   “Utah Risks Loosing Its Best Teachers”.