Monday, August 26, 2013

Loosing vs. Losing

Internet stupidity is spilling on to the TV. The Sunday August 15, 2013 night edition of the local ABC news had this grammatical error on display. I think what ever college intern who does the on air graphics did not even know they made a mistake.

In the last few months I have encountered over 100 people using loosing when they clearly meant to use losing. Here is the only proper use:
-To cast loose; detach: hikers loosing their packs at camp

The Jets coach should be LOSING HIS COOL not LOOSING HIS COOL.  He is not letting is cool detach he is actually having control issue with his cool. Given that Sanchez is his only QB hope I do not blame him.

For the sake of grammar and the future of the 
American-English language please always correct the kids when the spell losing wrong.

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