kray at sonsothunder.com
Mon Mar 22 22:42:33 CST 2004
Sorry, everyone, but after seeing multiple posts by people (not only on this
list, but elsewhere as well) where certain words are consistently
misspelled, I felt that it was time to make a quick post about those words
in the hope that it would help us all communicate better in the future.
"loose" is the opposite of "tight", as in:
"This bolt is loose."
"lose" is the opposite of "win" or "gain", as in:
"I didn't mean to lose your phone number."
"your" means "belonging to you"
"you're" means "you are"
"it's" means "it is"
"its" means "belonging to it"
An apostrophe usually implies possession (or is used in a contraction),
and is not used for making a singular into a plural, so:
"television's" = belonging to a television
"televisions" = more than one television
And note that these things are not confined to programming; one quick drive
through my town where I see signs that say: "Hold your partys here" (for a
karaoke bar), or "We use all cloth shammy's" (for a car wash) has urged me
to make this post. Sorry for being a bit pedantic, and I hope no one takes
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