grammar (was Re: Automation)

Paul Smith paul at
Sat Nov 16 18:02:34 CET 2013

On Sat, 2013-11-16 at 10:11 -0500, Roy Smith wrote:
> In article <mailman.2714.1384611545.18130.python-list at>,
>  William Ray Wing <wrw at> wrote:
> > And my personal peeve -  using it's (contraction) when its (possessive) 
> > should have been used; occasionally vice-versa.

> And one of mine is when people write, "Here, here!" to signify 
> agreement.  What they really mean to write is, "Hear, hear!", meaning, 
> "Listen to what that person said".

The one that really irks me is people using "loose" when they mean
"lose".  These words are not related, and they don't sound the same.
Plus this mistake is very common; I typically see it at least once a

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