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#1 2006-05-08 14:15:35

Sphinxie
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Registered: 2006-05-08
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"I am sorry for your lost" for "I am sorry for your loss"

I work in the funeral industry, and I see this one hundreds of times a day in online memorials and guest books. It makes some sense, since the person saying it probably thinks of it as referring to the lost loved one, rather than for the sense of loss the survivors feel. As proof of this usage, a Google search for the exact phrase “sorry for your lost” turns up over 46,000 hits. It’s a difference of only one letter, but it bugs me every time.

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