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This should cheer up all you pedants out there ;-)

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news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7590440.stm

fryalot Sun 31-Aug-08 21:15:23

well... every little helps

policywonk Sun 31-Aug-08 21:18:05

There's no 'debate' about which is correct, surely? 'Fewer' is obviously correct in that context. So why don't they just say 'fewer'? Do they think it makes them sound like Guardian readers or something?

<fails to be cheered up by milf's link>

I guess 'up to 10 items' is clearer to everyone whereas fewer/less is less clear?

AMumInScotland Sun 31-Aug-08 21:26:17

You'd sort of hope that people who write for a living - like those at the BBC for example - would realise that there is only "uncertainty" amongst people who don't know how to use English correctly.

jura Sun 31-Aug-08 23:29:34

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policywonk Sun 31-Aug-08 23:32:28

Whenever someone mentions Charlotte Green, I hear her saying 'cross-flannel cherry' (Spoonerism) on ISIHAC and corpsing. grin

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 31-Aug-08 23:41:07

<<ahem>>

jura Sun 31-Aug-08 23:49:00

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