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Moon Monkey says: Turn into Jeremy Clarkson for a moment, and tell us about the things that are so obviously wrong with the world, and how they should be fixed. Extra points for ludicrous over-simplification, blatant mis-representation, and humourous knob-gags.

(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 12:53)
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People who use the word "less"
When they should use the word "fewer" would be utterly ignored by every section of society until they got it right.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 16:33, 8 replies)
innit lol

(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 16:44, closed)
I wish less people would get it wrong to.

(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 17:13, closed)
I agree with this
More or fewer
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 17:23, closed)
Er, actually...
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 17:42, closed)
He may have a point.
But he damages his credibility enormously by suggesting that anyone who takes these things seriously would think that "... the ability of you and I to talk with each other" is preferable "... the ability of you and me to talk with each other" (because you would write about "... the ability of me to talk..." not "... the ability of I to talk..."). It is not the same type of argument at all.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 17:51, closed)
For a post that's concerned with standards of English
that's remarkably garbled.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 18:19, closed)
...I really don't see what you're trying to say with this link
Nowhere does he say that there is not a distinction, and that one word should be used in all situations as you seem to be implying.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 19:39, closed)
that's a latin rule
Less people speak Latin nowadays. There are fewer people who really give a shit.
(, Tue 27 Sep 2011, 19:27, closed)

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