Saturday, 31 January 2009

Marks of indecision

Though at heart a teensy bit traditionalist, Mr Gnome takes a moderate line on discussions regarding usages such as 'less than' and 'fewer than'.

It's all a matter of context, he feels.

Needless to say he was more than a trifle thrilled (a few years back) to discover Mr Marks and Mr Spencer so shamelessly hedging their grammatical bets.

And, when all's said and done, such discussions add a little colour to our daily discourse.

So believes Mr G, whose watchword remains: 'Fewer gnomes, less fun.'

1 comment:

Marco said...

hi mr. G....
How's life? What a spelling experience....! Even I saw that one...
Have you and your human friend moved house?