An Ear for Proper English

A few days ago Henry and I were listening to the “A Way With Words” podcast, which is one of our favorite podcasts. A woman called in to discuss the common and irritating substitution of “less” for “fewer.” As soon as she mentioned her peeve, but before she described it, I hit pause in iTunes, turned to Henry, and said, “I have less socks than you do.” He groaned, rolled his eyes, and said, “FEWER! FEWER SOCKS!”

So what if he doesn’t know 7×8 yet? He hears the difference between “less” and “fewer.” That’s my boy.

A Way With Words can be found here: http://www.kpbs.org/words/

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2 Responses to “An Ear for Proper English”

  1. Kathy

    Dad would be proud.

  2. kara

    *hugs*


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