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Old 10-20-2018, 10:31 PM   #1
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One of my nails on the blackboard things is when people use the word ‘less’ with countable nouns instead of ‘fewer’.

As in, “there’s less people...”. Since people around here think it’s also ok to say shit like, ‘on accident’, or ‘over top of’ I’ve decided that from now on I’m going to start using fewer for non countable nouns as a way of leveling the playing field.

As in, “that small glass holds fewer liquid than the big one”

Fuck em.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:46 PM   #2
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:56 PM   #3
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:49 AM   #4
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One of my nails on the blackboard things is when people ...
Frustrating is when people ...

Irritating is when people ...

Disheartening is when people ...

Aggravating is when people ...

Prophetic is when people ...

Harrassing is when people ...

Onerous is when people ...

Unpleasant is when people ....

Disconcerting is when people ...

Painful is when people ....

Why blame the poor blackboard?
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:08 AM   #5
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:20 AM   #6
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I would argue it's not the blackboard, it's the nails.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:26 AM   #7
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...maybe if there were less of them.

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