Who is your writing crush?

Do you have a crush on a writer? I don’t. But if I did, it wouldn’t be this Yahoo! Style writer who can’t construct a grammatically correct question and can’t tell the difference between loose (which rhymes with noose) and lose (which rhymes with news), which is the word she should have used:


Something to lose

Here’s a word on Yahoo! Makers with something to lose — an extra O:

to loose diy

The word that rhymes with whose is lose; loose rhymes with noose. It really is that simple.

Playing fast and loose with the language

It’s easy to lose track of the number of errors on a website if that site is Yahoo! Makers. It looks like this is a misspelling of lose that’s been sitting in this article for a while:

to loose track diy

I’m always amazed at the new grammatical errors Yahoo! writers and editors can come up with. I don’t think I’ve heard the expression that’s been sat outside an episode of “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Playing fast and loose with the language

Maybe the writer for Yahoo! Makers has nothing to lose by using an incorrect word:

come lose diy

Me? I think that any editor who didn’t correct that has a screw loose

Shoes too loose?

Sometimes I wish there was simultaneous translations on Yahoo! Style; that way maybe I could understand the writers. I get that grey is a variant of what most Americans call gray. But what’s with the “white shoes nothing to loose”?

nothing to loose

Should that be “too loose”? Or “to lose”?

Something to lose

The writer for Yahoo! Travel is wrong when she says she had “nothing to loose.” She should lose that extra O:

loose tra

Blogger lets loose

If I were the type to let loose on Yahoo! News whenever I spotted a mistake on the site, I’d be in a constant state of  snark. So, I’m not going to chastise the brainiacs who don’t know to capitalize Senate when it refers to the U.S. legislative body:

lets lose news

Playing fast and loose with language

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:

loser style 1

Armani is known for his looser clothes, which the writer alleges are minimal, which probably means they hardly cover all your bits and bobs:

loser style 2

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.

Who you callin’ loose?

Someone was asleep at the keyboard when this went live on Yahoo! Shine:

you loose shine

The word loose rhymes with noose, moose, and caboose. So there’s loose women with loose morals working for loose change. The word that starts with an L, but rhymes with news, muse, and coos is lose.

Defeated The Riddler’s what?

The Riddlers’ what? That’s one question that I have for the Yahoo! Shine writer:

on the lose shine

The other question: What does “on the lose” mean? Did you mean “on the loose”?

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