Here are some tips on when to use "fewer" and when to use "less." There is apparently a difference.
Those of us who haven't devoted our adult years to crying into our bourbon/scouring online news sites for photos of bear cubs already know this.
I could care fewer.
Uhh excuse me, I think you meant to say that you couldn't care fewer.
Hence the title of this post!
Caring any fewer would take too much effort, hence…
Oh, duhhh, I am bad at reading today.
There is also a difference between "more than" and "over"….but you wouldn't know it by watching commercials on TV.
This is an invaluable public service and I mean that sincerely.
Alex, if people like you keep revealing secrets of the editing trade like this, you are going to put a lot of copy editors out of work.
Whatever you do, just don't reveal the correct noun and verb uses of the words "affect" and "effect." If that secret gets out, it'll be the final nail in the coffin of the copy-editing profession.
Oh, and also … the secret of when to use "whom" instead of "who."
In my experience, most non-editors who THINK they understand that one don't really understand it.
Many editors don't either, for that matter.
You mean "FX" is NOT correct?
Let me see if I have this straight; The blog editor had fewer blowjobs in March than in February. He had less sex in 2011 than 2010.
While we are at it, get will & shall straitened out.
And that vs. which, please.
I didn't stutter. Straiten = to restricted in range or scope :
And this is why I'm happy to part with my hard-earned dollars at Whole Foods – the Express Lane is for "8 Items or Fewer."
Literally the dumb joke inside my head every time I tab over to your website is, and has always been, "Be Fewer Stupid"
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