loose vs lose

StanFoster

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I had a colonoscopy and was reading my results. These are doctors words ....Colonoscopy results not remarkable.

To me that meant that wasnt good. I mean we all want to be remarkable, and not remarkable would be an insult.

So I asked the doctor what he found....He said he didnt find anything, I am fine. So I asked what was not remarkable. He never looked at the use of that word as I took it. His definition of remarkable, was that there was nothing to remark about.

Ok....I see both views.
 

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I started fencing in college, when we would all march against injustice, and picket.
 

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I am thinking about going to the hanger to get some duel instruction for a minuet, after checking my breaks to make sure the adjustment isn't lose.
 

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So I asked the doctor what he found....He said he didnt find anything, I am fine. So I asked what was not remarkable. He never looked at the use of that word as I took it. His definition of remarkable, was that there was nothing to remark about.
I'd look at it from your doctor's point of view. To me, "remarkable" means "not ordinary". Sometimes it's good not to be ordinary. Other times, you WANT ordinary.
Remember that "terrific" used to mean terrifying. ☺️
 

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Tyger, another instance of 'hangar' vs 'hanger' noted in the "Hanger Mates" thread.
 

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I know at times I'm guilty of misspellings, mispronunciations, and poor grammar. Is it 100% cognitive error? No. I have also found at times various spell and grammar checking software "correct" into errors my proper entries. Never-the-less, with 30+ years of using spelling and grammar checking software, admittedly my spelling and grammar skills have definitely degraded over time.

Stan, that physician that wrote the report was in error. The proper medical statement should be "unremarkable" as lacking distinction, within normal parameters and thus ordinary. When something is "remarkable," it is not within normal parameters and worthy of further investigation. Medicine does have "it's own language."

Remember the old Our Gang Comedy - re-MARK-A-ble?


BTW, was your colonoscopy like this?


Wayne
 

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Many of the above are annoying, but tolerable.
The one egregious, unforgivable instance on this forum is ...(roll of drums)... BENSON.

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!
 

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Everyone needs to unwind their springs a little. This is not English class! Most are typing their posts on a smart-phone and the spell checker substitutes wrong words and the person doesn't even notice.

Using there, their, they're incorrectly DOES grind on my chalkboard though.
 

okikuma

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I have noticed for the past fifteen years or so, the dropping of the word "a" and "the" in sentences of printed material such as magazines, news papers and including modern day religious books.

Examples:
...recline at table.
She's admitted in hospital.
At University, he's English major.


Wayne
 

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While it might be counterpredictive to wine about language abuse, I find them invective, irregardless.
 

rwr

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While it doesn't apply directly to the written word, the language abuse bothering me most of all these days is starting off a spoken statement with the first word being "Me" and/or having the word "like" spoken every fourth word.
 

Kevin_Richey

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I've always been bothered by the speaker's constant need for reaffirmation that the listener comprehends the message, know what I'm sayin'?
After getting weary of hearing that phrase repeatedly, my mind interprets that saying to mean they're going to repeat that ad nauseum as they are trying to find more BS to spit out.
I look @ it to be the modern replacement to lots of Umms & Ahhs being used in conversation.

o_O:rolleyes::unsure:
 
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