Maybe the writer for Yahoo! Makers has nothing to lose by using an incorrect word:
Me? I think that any editor who didn’t correct that has a screw loose
If you play fast and loose with English, you’re bound to come up with laughable results. Just ask the writer for Yahoo! Style who’s the new loser:
Armani is known for his looser clothes, which the writer alleges are minimal, which probably means they hardly cover all your bits and bobs:
I always thought his clothes were minimalistic, but I was wrong. But I wasn’t as wrong as the writer whose spelling ability is a real liability when it comes to the movie Inglourious Basterds.
The Riddlers’ what? That’s one question that I have for the Yahoo! Shine writer:
The other question: What does “on the lose” mean? Did you mean “on the loose”?
A study found that grammatical errors, misspellings, and typos affect the credibility of a website. I know that they affect my view of a writer and my confidence in the writer’s ability to write accurately. When I read this headline on Yahoo! Finance‘s “The Daily Ticker” I had a hint that the writer wasn’t going to be a trustworthy source of info:
Any writer who can’t match a verb (like looms) to its subject (like, oh, say, maybe trifecta), has a credibility problem with me.
I could have overlooked the hyphen that’s missing from last-minute when it’s used as an adjective:
I might have skipped over the extra word here:
But if I had read this first, I would have stop reading then and there:
Confusing loose and lose is on every list of Top 10 Confused Words. Any professional writer should be sensitive to the difference between those words and know which one to use.
Were there factual errors in this article? I have no idea, but I wouldn’t take financial advice from this writer. Would you?
That must be some belly fat if it’s hanging loose:
I don’t think I’d trust anything on Yahoo! Health about loose belly fat or even how to lose belly fat.
It’s time to clarify a little something for the writer for Yahoo! Movies: You made a mistake in choosing looses over loses:
Perhaps the confusion about the two words stems from incorrect pronunciation. Loose rhymes with noose and moose. Lose, the correct word, rhymes with news and ooze.