The dangerous rise of grammar fundamentalism

This blog will doubtless upset a few friends. Well, so be it. It’s time to nail my colours firmly to the mast.

A few weeks ago, I heard a radio ad which would have delighted many people I know. Because, referring to a reduced number of… I forget what… it made a point of saying “fewer” instead of “less”.

And it made me want to cry.

It might’ve been technically correct, but it was the wrong word to use.

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Why I won’t thank you for retweeting this…

I’ve been feeling a bit guilty lately. It seems I have bad manners (on Twitter at least), and I’m a little worried I might have offended you.

You see, I’ve heard a lot – from people I really respect – about the importance of thanking people on Twitter. For following. For retweets. For Follow Friday nods.

And the thing is… I don’t do that.

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