The most frequently confused words I see in bicycling forums

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Colorado Bicycler

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Just for fun.

The most frequently confused words I see in bicycling forums:

lose - loose - loss

"I want to loose some weight."

advice - advise

"Please give me some advise on bicycling"

a lot - alot

"There were alot of bicyclers there."

there - their - they're

"There bikes were their because there always sure to lock they're
bikes."

You're - your

"Your the best bicylist I now."

Know - now (see above).

Anyone else with some favorites?
 
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zulutime

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Colorado Bicycler wrote:
> Just for fun.
>
> The most frequently confused words I see in bicycling forums:
>
> lose - loose - loss
>
> "I want to loose some weight."
>
> advice - advise
>
> "Please give me some advise on bicycling"
>
> a lot - alot
>
> "There were alot of bicyclers there."
>
> there - their - they're
>
> "There bikes were their because there always sure to lock they're
> bikes."
>
> You're - your
>
> "Your the best bicylist I now."
>
> Know - now (see above).
>
> Anyone else with some favorites?



Could of, should of...hilarious.
 
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Patrick Lamb

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On 9 Dec 2005 18:53:18 -0800, "Colorado Bicycler" <[email protected]>
wrote:

>Just for fun.
>
>The most frequently confused words I see in bicycling forums:
>
>Anyone else with some favorites?


OB bikes:
brake - break
e.g., the breaks on my bike aren't working.
(That should be a good thing, right?)

Pat
Email address works as is.
 
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Rich

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Colorado Bicycler wrote:

> The most frequently confused words I see in bicycling forums:
>
> lose - loose - loss
>
> "I want to loose some weight."
>
> Anyone else with some favorites?


genius - moron

"Rich is a moron"

Rich
 
> The most frequently confused words I see in bicycling forums:

C'mon guys, you've missed the most obvious one of all:

pedal - peddle

You can pedal your bike or you can peddle it. But it's probably wise
to know which of the two you are doing at any particular time, as the
mental processes involved are quite different . . .
 
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Bill Sornson

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Rich wrote:
> Colorado Bicycler wrote:


>> Anyone else with some favorites?


> genius - moron
>
> "Rich is a moron"


Sarcams?

<eg> <eg>
 
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Human powered

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"Colorado Bicycler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Just for fun.
>
> The most frequently confused words I see in bicycling forums:
>
> lose - loose - loss
>
> "I want to loose some weight."
>
> advice - advise
>
> "Please give me some advise on bicycling"
>
> a lot - alot
>
> "There were alot of bicyclers there."
>
> there - their - they're
>
> "There bikes were their because there always sure to lock they're
> bikes."
>
> You're - your
>
> "Your the best bicylist I now."
>
> Know - now (see above).
>
> Anyone else with some favorites?
>


You see rode and road interchanged.
 
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Pinky

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"Colorado Bicycler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Just for fun.
>
> The most frequently confused words I see in bicycling forums:
>
> lose - loose - loss
>
> "I want to loose some weight."
>
> advice - advise
>
> "Please give me some advise on bicycling"
>
> a lot - alot
>
> "There were alot of bicyclers there."
>
> there - their - they're
>
> "There bikes were their because there always sure to lock they're
> bikes."
>
> You're - your
>
> "Your the best bicylist I now."
>
> Know - now (see above).
>
> Anyone else with some favorites?
>



Nice post 'cos you hit all the ones that have me itching ( hitching!) to
respond to and correct.!!!!!!!!!!--

Trevor A Panther
In South Yorkshire,
England, United Kingdom.
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Colorado Bicycler

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than and then

==========================

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in
waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht
the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,
but the wrod as a wlohe.
 
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Leo Lichtman

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"Colorado Bicycler" wrote: (clip) Anyone else with some favorites?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
You are so wright... er, um...write.
 
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Mark Hickey

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"Colorado Bicycler" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Anyone else with some favorites?


It's vs its

I've seen this one screwed up in "real literature" like magazines and
newspapers quite often.

Remember - It's is ALWAYS a contraction of "It is". It's is NOT the
possessive form of "It". Its is.

How's THAT for a couple tortured sentences?

Mark "it happens" Hickey
Habanero Cycles
http://www.habcycles.com
Home of the $795 ti frame
 
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Bill Sornson

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Mark Hickey wrote:

> It's vs its
>
> I've seen this one screwed up in "real literature" like magazines and
> newspapers quite often.
>
> Remember - It's is ALWAYS a contraction of "It is". It's is NOT the
> possessive form of "It". Its is.
>
> How's THAT for a couple tortured sentences?


Corporate toady: "Whose (not who's) stapler is that?"

Departmentalized answer: "IT's."

Or something like that...

Bill "slow morning" S.
 
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DD

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Mark Hickey wrote:
> "Colorado Bicycler" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
>>Anyone else with some favorites?

>
>
> It's vs its
>
> I've seen this one screwed up in "real literature" like magazines and
> newspapers quite often.
>
> Remember - It's is ALWAYS a contraction of "It is". It's is NOT the
> possessive form of "It". Its is.
>
> How's THAT for a couple tortured sentences?
>
> Mark "it happens" Hickey
> Habanero Cycles
> http://www.habcycles.com
> Home of the $795 ti frame


Unfortunately that one isn't so clear, there was a brief change of
opinion in education circles many years ago as to how this should be
represented. Some people were taught that as you have stated, others
that "it's" should never be used.
You get this sort of thing happening over time also. English has words
ending in 'ise' whereas American English has 'ize', however over recent
time American culture and spelling (as with other cultures in this
global village) has crept into usage in 'English'-speaking countries.
Some of what has dug up in this thread is either humour or hurried
typing, or as you have suspected more and more peasants are getting hold
of computers.
There is a Mel Brooks film with a scene where a courtier rushes over to
the King of France shouting "Sire, Sire, the peasants are revolting. No
really, the peasants ARE revolting". Is that what you are looking for?
 
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Bill Sornson

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DD wrote:

> There is a Mel Brooks film with a scene where a courtier rushes over
> to the King of France shouting "Sire, Sire, the peasants are
> revolting. No really, the peasants ARE revolting". Is that what you
> are looking for?


Just got a "grand pa" joke yesterday like that.

Little kid lost in a mall. Goes up to cop and says, "I can't find my
Grandpa." Cop says, "What's he like?"

Kid says, "Scotch and women with big tits."

{rimshot.wav}

Bill "didn't forward it to MANY" S.
 
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Brian Sanderson

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Knit pick - nit pick

Most Knit pickers should really get a life!
 
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Bill Sornson

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Brian Sanderson wrote:
> Knit pick - nit pick
>
> Most Knit pickers should really get a life!


So that makes you...the Fuzz Fuzz?!?
 
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Ken M

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Colorado Bicycler wrote:
> Just for fun.
>
> The most frequently confused words I see in bicycling forums:
>
> lose - loose - loss
>
> "I want to loose some weight."
>
> advice - advise
>
> "Please give me some advise on bicycling"
>
> a lot - alot
>
> "There were alot of bicyclers there."
>
> there - their - they're
>
> "There bikes were their because there always sure to lock they're
> bikes."
>
> You're - your
>
> "Your the best bicylist I now."
>
> Know - now (see above).
>
> Anyone else with some favorites?
>

Sometimes these are silly mistakes. The slip of the fingers on keys.
Sometimes people type to fast for their abilities. Sometimes it just
comes down to proof reading the post before posting. IMO.

Ken
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