Fewer not Less

Congratulations, Hannaford Bros. Supermarkets! I was headed through to the fastest checkout with a small red shopping basket over my arm when I spotted the “14 items or fewer” check out. What a smile it brought to my face.  This will seem very petty to those who are not wordsmiths for a living, but when grammar is engrained, it is hard to shake: proper grammar is the less pertains to quantities and fewer to amounts counted.

I am happy someone in the company noticed and dared to make signs that carry proper grammar proudly.


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