Wednesday, October 7, 2009

a good grammar moment!

So the Albertsons by my place is being renovated. This means that the express aisle has no actual sign, just a paper posted one. Which a renegade grammar lover (not unlike myself) took the liberty to edit.

It's hard to see but "less" is crossed out and "fewer" is written above it. AMAZING!

For those who don't know:

"less" is used for quantities that CANNOT be counted.
ie: use LESS sugar. there is LESS water in the tub.

"fewer" is used for quantities that CAN be counted.
ie: there are FEWER cookies. FEWER than 15 items.

My goodness I got way too excited when I saw that someone else proudly fixed a flawed sign. If only they could somehow edit that darned chipotle billboard.

This nerd moment brought to you by Montastic.


Anonymous said...

By means of your first example, you intended to type CANNOT, instead of CAN, correct?

HAHA. How ironic?! :)

Montastic said...


Anonymous said...

Wow - how nerdy!

Zadaro said...

These grammar posts are addicting, er, um, I mean addictive!