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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1 2012 6:30 p.m. MDT

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samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks for highlighting one of my pet peeves. It's right up there with the misuse of the phrase, "I could care less", when the person means the exact opposite.

I find the improper less/fewer usage particularly distressing when it comes from people in the media. For example, it's really grating to hear some bubble-headed TV "news" person talk about the traffic load by saying something like, "There's less cars on the road at this time than usual." Something I heard just last week. Eeesh!

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