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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by JOhnH, Nov 10, 2017.
Why do so many otherwise intelligent people continually say "loosing" instead of "losing"?
for the same reason some people spell their name JOhn instead of John? WOOOHOO JK John. or is it JOhn. I dunno. I'm going with 'because some people don't know how to spell'.
Why do so many otherwise intelligent people continually get the "punctuation with quotation marks wrong?"
English is hard.
Shouldn't loosing rhyme with choosing?
But I take pride in proper spelling and grammar. Though Lord knows perfection escapes me.
Actually, it's not the same reason. JOhn was a one time typo during registration. I don't know how to change it, and at this point, I dont' want to.
But a lot of people continually misspell "losing". I have misspelled it myself a few times, but I usually try to correct it.
As for punctuation, "guilty as charged". (see what I did there).
As in, "she's a loose woman"?
Say?? I aint never heard no one say 'loo sing'
If you chose to loosen a tie-down you might lose your too-loose aircraft and have to choose a new hobby.
A fellow engineer once pointed out to me that anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word must have very little creativity.
He also taught me that when in doubt about (or should that be "in dout aboubt?") using one or two consonants, I should always use three. Since no word has three (litttle, diffferent, botttom, etc.), my reader will assume (asssume?) I just fat-fingered the keyboard, rather than being too stupid to know how the word should be spelled.
Or should that be spellled?
The one that drives me crazy is when someone tries to use the word moot, but says and spells it mute.
I know there is a word called "segue" and it means "to lead in to." But in my entire life, I have never seen it spelled other than "segway" when used in that context.
Similarly, mispronouncing nuclear or realtor or recurring bug me.
When I'm caught mispronouncing a word, I try to make it a point to avoid doing so in the future.
Oh, and I learned something today:
"...the usual rules of English spelling outlaw triple letters. We put hyphens in words that contain three of the same letters in a row, so as to break the letters up, e.g. bee-eater, bell-like, cross-section, cross-subsidize, joss-stick, and shell-less. A person who flees is a fleer, not a fleeer, and someone who sees is a seer, not a seeer. Chaffinches used to be called chaff finches, but when the two words were merged, one of the letter 'f's was dropped. That said, written representations of noises often contain triple letters, such as brrr, shhh, and zzz."
Shouldn't this all be in the pet peeves (or perhaps wild peaves) thread?
And what's up with that? I like my pet. She's awesome. I don't like my peeves.
Or the ' WGF' thread. Really.
Or French benefits:
Now she had some boobies!
Affect and effect are the ones that bother me.
Then there's insure and ensure...
....and for @Ravioli Ensure!
How many PILOTS on here think they park their plane in a Hanger...
Punctuating the English, language can. Be a very difficult task for some folks
That is one thing that irritates the hell out me.
Hang on here @JOhnH. Did you mean they SAY "loosing" or did you mean they WRITE "loosing?"
[And how did it take me 20+ posts to catch that little piece of fun?]
Good catch Rob. Caught him at his own game.
It's CANADA geese.... not Canadian geese. They are a species, not a citizen of Canada.
And I can assure you that many people get them wrong.
Capitol and capital.
At our age, I think @mscard88 and I are more focused on Ensure. I think the chocolate tastes best.
Well then I guess I shouldn’t have called CBP on a flock that I thought I saw enter illegally.
It's like dem christian eagle airplanes.
Some Canada geese are Canadian...
Why are so many people now referring to multiple aircraft as aircrafts?
Hey now, I'm 69 and haven't hit that. Yet anyway. Still eating fried catfish n chicky too.
Auto-correct doesn't help the matter. It always seems to choose an inappropriate word. to my eyes, a properly spelled, but inappropriate, word is harder to see than an incorrectly spelled word.
Don't take the fun out of it; they're the only Canadians I can legally shoot. (And if you lived here and saw what the wintering crowd from Ontario and Nova Scotia does to our traffic, you'd want to shoot them, too.)
They probably had their passports with them.....
I have seen their little calling cards left on runways that can really affect (or is it effect?) braking action.....
Further and farther. Further is a matter of degree. Farther is a matter of distance.
Is there really any difference?
Living down south, idea and ideal. As in "I ain't got no ideal what you're talkin' about, but I'm fixin' to learn."