Simply stated: loose is “not tight” and lose is “not found.” But you know that already right? Except when you are blogging, bragging and helping a fifth grader with their homework.
I hope these little diddies helps you fix this oh so common blunder.
Oh darn — the goose got loose! (As in, the goose is getting away because the pen was not latched tight enough.)
Only losers lose key rings and bar fights.