Ever the looser

I sense a small change in language acceptability on the way. Lately, I’ve seen “loose” being used for “lose” ever more in blog posts and the like. I just chalked it up to sloppy usage — but at some point, slop enters the proper language. Seeing a headline on CNN TV today that they’re “loosing the fight” against the flood (and I’m pretty sure they didn’t mean they’re unleashing the combatants) suggests that the tipping point may be near, if I haven’t missed it already.

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Published in: on June 29, 2008 at 11:32 am  Leave a Comment  

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