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    Default Lose or Loose? Depends on geography!

    I've found many struggling gamers are incapable of spelling a simple four letter word correctly. They add an extra vowel and let everyone know how they failed to pass the second grade. Guess it's true "there ain't no sense in being stupid if ya don't show it".

    Lose: used in the opposite situation as win. ex: We are going to lose the warfront.

    Loose: opposite of tight, baggy. ex: My pants will never be loose because I'm a fat gamer.

    I began to ask players who used the word "loose" instead of "lose" where they were from, the results were staggering, I found that it was only players living in states south of Tennessee or Canadian players west of Quebec.

    After I pointed out the misspelling to one player, he was quick to inform me that I need to realize that this was a fantasy game. I guess his fantasy was to wake up everyday, jump on a computer game, and misspell words. To each his own, I'm just trying to save some players from embarrassing themselves.

    Lastly, I would just like to emphasize that adding a vowel to a word can change it dramatically, here are some examples:

    bet - beet
    let - leet
    lot - loot
    snot - snoot
    bot - boot
    hop - hoop
    ton - toon

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    You must be new to the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shima View Post
    You must be new to the internet.
    Yes, unfortunately there are a lot of people on the Internet who really should see their doctor about that extra chromosome.
    Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?

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    Hey i am OCD too, but i learned LONG ago in my life it has no place on teh interwebs.

    otherwise 90% of the lingo would make me /slitwrist.
    see wut i did thar? <-- and thar? <-- and there.

    Demanding proper grammar on the internet is like a monkey humping a door knob.
    It might be entertaining, but it accomplishes nothing.

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    cock - coock (a guy or girl who makes food)
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    Louise could lose her loose change in the loos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoojersey View Post
    I've found many struggling gamers are incapable of spelling a simple four letter word correctly. They add an extra vowel and let everyone know how they failed to pass the second grade. Guess it's true "there ain't no sense in being stupid if ya don't show it".

    Lose: used in the opposite situation as win. ex: We are going to lose the warfront.

    Loose: opposite of tight, baggy. ex: My pants will never be loose because I'm a fat gamer.

    I began to ask players who used the word "loose" instead of "lose" where they were from, the results were staggering, I found that it was only players living in states south of Tennessee or Canadian players west of Quebec.

    After I pointed out the misspelling to one player, he was quick to inform me that I need to realize that this was a fantasy game. I guess his fantasy was to wake up everyday, jump on a computer game, and misspell words. To each his own, I'm just trying to save some players from embarrassing themselves.

    Lastly, I would just like to emphasize that adding a vowel to a word can change it dramatically, here are some examples:

    bet - beet
    let - leet
    lot - loot
    snot - snoot
    bot - boot
    hop - hoop
    ton - toon
    Not really depending on geography, except to say it's funny how native English typers/speakers are the worse at misspelling words.
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    I would much rather have someone spell "lose" as "loose" then see someone spelling out entire sentences like "how r u 2day". Now that is truly butchering the English language.

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    Who can turn a cub into a cube?
    Who can turn a tub into a tube?
    It's elementary
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    He took a pin and turned it into pine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Device View Post
    cock - coock (a guy or girl who makes food)
    Please tell me you are joking.
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