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Old August 14th, 2008 #12
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Two common word misuses floating around:

"Loose": the opposite of "tight"; substituted for "lose", the opposite of "win". Maybe some people think "lose" rhymes with "rose".

"Quite": "very" or "completely", often used in place of "quiet", the opposite of "loud". Only in the South could they stretch this into two syllables (and I say that having a soft spot for Southern accents).
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