[LMB] PT: Language

Fred fred.fredex at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 17:36:55 BST 2021


I strongly agree with you on less and fewer--drives me nuts! I also have
other English hot buttons i won't inflict on all of you ATM



On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, 09:49 Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:

> Tidsel said:
>
> > Things annoy me too about how other people express themselves - here I am
> mostly talking FB.
>
> I am lucky in that most of my friends on FB speak or at least type, better
> than I do.
>
> Errors in ads and on TV make me squirm. When a yoga teach on YouTube says,
> "Lay down on your mat," (and so many do), I squirm as I lie down. They also
> say vertebra when they mean vertebrae.  Whimper. ...And I have a particular
> hate for the confusion of "less" and "fewer".
>
> So why does this bother me? I have trained myself to be sensitive to words.
>
> And then I make typos and errors all the time, and make myself squirm and
> whimper.
>
> In the grand scheme of things, I try not to let it get to me.
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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