|#1||A. I love Jake Gyllenhaal alot.|
|B. I also love Colin Farrell allott.|
|C. I spend a lot of time stalking Jake and Colin.|
|D. I also spend allot of time in the fantasyland that is my mind.|
|#2||A. I should of met Jake or Colin by now.|
|B. If only I would of stalked them a little more.|
|C. I could of been Jake's girlfriend instead of Reese.|
|D. Or maybe I could have made a home movie with Colin.|
I'm going to go with the Lose vs. Loose mystery this week:
- Lose (verb) rhymes with ooze and means to misplace something; Loser (noun) rhymes with boozer and sometimes if you're a boozer, you're also a loser. Not always, though.
- Loose (adjective) rhymes with goose and means, well, let's just say "not tight"; Looser (adjective) rhymes with gooser. Yeah, I know it's not a word, but I couldn't find a real word that rhymed.
Although it all seems simple enough on the surface, when writing it out it gets confusing because they both have an "ooooo" sound so we tend to throw in an extra "o". I guess the easiest way to remember this one is to think of the signs in Vegas that say "loose slots". Now why would they advertise slot machines that you would lose (misplace) money in? They wouldn't. They're advertising slot machines that are not tight, in other words, machines that will give it up rather easily. Your money, that is. I think I saw this casino ad once and it's the perfect example: Only a loser would look anywhere else for looser slots.
Yup - it'll be on the test. Until next week.....Love, The Grammar Police