Re: Friday Fun: What Pet Peeve makes you puke?

Subject: Re: Friday Fun: What Pet Peeve makes you puke?
From: "dave kerschbaum" <dave -at- smackdabdesign -dot- com>
To: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:30:00 -0400

On 4/21/06, Nuckols, Kenneth M <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com> wrote:
> But outside our list
> it's such a basic and common error that it makes me want to puke every
> time I see it: when someone writes the word "loose" when he or she is
> trying to write "lose."
> Now I may be the only person who has that particular pet peeve, but as
> writers I know we all have them. My question for the list is this: what
> is your personal pet peeve of a misused, misspelled, or improper word
> choice, and what draconian measures would you impose on the education
> system to purge that error out of every grade-school student in any
> English classroom?
> "Breath" when "breathe" is intended.

And no, you're not the only one. "Loose" for "lose" makes me want to lose my
lunch, too.

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