Some informal, but correct, uses of the following words. LOSE: To misplace or get rid of. Pronounced with a 'z'-ish sound like 'looz' Example: "Lose the roots in the left hand, would you <insert pianist/guitarist name here>?" LOOSE: Not tight. Pronounced with a soft 's' like 'goose' Example: "That rendition of Moment's Notice was particularly loose." LOOSING: Not a word. BRING: A request to a second party to carry along with you a particular item. Example: "Bring me another beer, would you?" -- or -- "Hey, Ray, would you like me to bring you a beer?" TAKE: What the second party does with the item if that second party is you. Example: "I must take this beer to Ray." Improper usage: "Hey, Paul, bring this beer to Ray, would you?" Thank you.