Friday, 26 April 2013

Going Too Far

Pedantry is one thing, (a vice, some might say, from which I suffer badly). Whilst I wouldn't go that far, I would agree that boasting about it is distinctly beyond the pale:


  1. I'll plagiarise that. "Five items or less" will still remain in every chain store. Why is "more" the opposite of both "fewer" and "less"? Should we not have two different words for number and size at that end of the scale, and be fewer inconsistent?

    1. 'Because' is the only sensible answer to your first question and 'no, go and make up your own language' to your second. But perhaps I'm just too hardline