6 hours ago
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
So I've been kinda busy lately doing other writing projects. Between editing novel #1 and writing novel #2, I don't always get the luxury of having lots of time for fun stuff like this. But one thing that's guaranteed to get me out of grammarphile-style hibernation is a less vs. fewer error.
Seriously, screwing up less vs. fewer is my biggest grammar-related pet peeve. To me, it's the grammatical equivalent of wearing Crocs or a Forever Lazy--it's something you Just Don't Do, like ever, but especially not when there are witnesses. Splashing a less vs. fewer error on the home page of a popular news website is a similarly horrifying idea. And yet, that's exactly what someone at this website did.
I saw this error before noon today--it's after 8 PM now, and I'm still shaking my head and sighing.
Posted by THE GRAMMARPHILE at 8:36 PM