When did the word "lose" become "loose" in the English language?
I see it constantly. Does anyone know the difference anymore. It drives me crazy.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It is my pet peeve here, but we are not alone:
This same question has been asked almost 400 times.
Spellchecker thinks "loose" is okay, so these idiots do, too.
- pro_and_contraLv 71 decade ago
The definition of "lose" is to get rid of (something undesirable or to fail to keep or maintain
The definition of "loose" is not bound together, free or released from fastening or attachment
- HomeboyLv 51 decade ago
You're right, it didn't. It's just people who are so blooming ignorant that they don't know the difference. Another one is "lying" and "laying".