Grammar Correction as the Devil’s Advocate

I’m a trouble-maker; let’s just make that clear from the get-go.

I also enjoy grammar correction. I enjoy feeling superior, being just a tidbit smarter than the other guy in one little instance or another.

However, I also often enjoy the lesser-used however still correct ways of using words. Especially when it’s accidental, or an otherwise comical twist.

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First, red33410 is correct, in his judgement that zgrssd had accidentally typed “loose” when he meant “lose”.

Contrarian that I am, I chimed in with a lesser-used version of “loose” that is a verb, only to have red33410 (much to my delight) correct me with a blanket declaration that “loose” is an adjective. As if “loose” can never be a verb. But alas…

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…”loose” can indeed be a verb!

Yes, this is the sort of $#!+ that makes my day, because I am just that sort of prick.

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6 comments on “Grammar Correction as the Devil’s Advocate

  1. Red33410 says:

    You wrote, “‘loose’ can indeed be a verb!”

    However, you meant, “‘loose’ indeed can be a verb!”

  2. kelvindean says:

    (pinches hat bill, bows head)

    (…and in a moment, I’ll let the other bloke also win the last word contest)

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