Re: spelling The only thing that really, really bothers me (more than mis-spelled words) is the mis-use of the word loose! Loose = free from anything that binds or restrains: The dress was very loose fitting. However, people insist on using it in this type of sentence: I was so mad and I was loosing my tempter. Drives me nuts, lol. Of course it should be: I was so mad and I was losing my tempter. Lose = to fail to keep, preserve, or maintain Big difference in meaning but so mis-used.