Saturday, 4 June 2011

Full cars less queues

The above nannying slogan was set in large illuminated letters over the motorway into Glasgow last week. When I was at school we were told that "less"  (like "amount") should ony be used for descriptions of quantity - so less air or less sand but anything that can be counted should use the word "fewer".  We can possibly blame Tesco for promoting the linguistic decline with the famous "ten items or less" (it should be fewer) but it's a shame when it appears on public signs.
PS - is Scottish 3G coverage really this bad everywhere?

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