If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

- George Washington

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Grammar ...

Gordon Brown on the Royal Mail strike:

"This strike will be self-defeating if all it means is that less people use the Royal Mail," Gordon Brown said.

It's FEWER, Gordon. FEWER.

If you can count them, it's 'fewer'. If you can't, it's 'less'.

Fewer raindrops; less rain.
Less wine; fewer bottles.

It's easy.



  1. That's conclusive proof then that Gordon cannot count - I thought we all knew that anyway?

  2. Number of illegal immigrants in the UK - nope.

    Number of foreign criminals deported - nope.

    Effects of removing the 10p tax rate - nope.

    Spending more money than we've got - nope.

    You're right.


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