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.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It is my pet peeve here, but we are not alone:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/search/search_result;_ylt...

    This same question has been asked almost 400 times.

    Spellchecker thinks "loose" is okay, so these idiots do, too.

  • 1 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

  • 1 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".

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