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Letting Loose on Lose

Now that just about every online news source allows commenting on articles and everyone with a pulse is on Facebook I've noticed a disturbing trait in most peoples' online rantings: they don't know the difference between "lose" and "loose."

I bring this up because I've read one too many status posts that say, "I'm gonna loose 25 pounds this year!"  Really?  Once you set them free where do you plan on sending them?  I hope you keep them the hell away from me since I have 25 too many of my own.

See what I mean?  Here's a quick primer on the difference between "lose" and "loose."

Your mind: it's something you lose when your children reach the age of 13.  I'm sure there are ways to loose your mind, but I can't think of any at the moment.

Your belt: If you lose it your pants will be on the ground.  If you eat too much you'll likely loosen it.

Next time we'll explore the difference between to, too and two.  I'm too tired to even try and deal with the proper usage of there, their and they're, but I've seen those mangled a time or two as well.