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In the comment thread of today's dinosaurcomics, (here), xiquatic was comparing the number of girlfriends that he and T-Rex had each had. (T-Rex has had five ("five broken hearts can't be wrong!")) Unfortunately, he said "less girlfriends," and the Grammar Nazi in me came out.
It's "fewer" when talking about quantities of distinct units, such as people, bricks of Soylent Green, and wizards who turn you into a whale, and it's "less" when talking about more indistinct amounts, such as water, time, and hatred. Rule of thumb: if it's plural, use "fewer"; if it's singular, use "less." I hope T-Rex and I have both taught you a lessen. ~_^
...and the punster, as well, it appears.

boxer_the_horse said that:
"such as water, time, and hatred."

This is todays best collection of words on the internets.
Woot! One further step in my plans for world domination!!!

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swirlian
Jul. 29th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
This reminds me that you are awesome. Just thought I would make sure you realize. : )
mandydax
Jul. 29th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
Wow, long time no see. Did you know I'm a goat-girl and a healer to boot? Fun Aussie guild on Proudmoore. It kind of reminds me of Lurkers, too. Nice and relaxed, but lots of progression. (We got to Vashj last week and have downed Leo three weeks in a row.) Hope everyone over on Terenas is doing okay.
swirlian
Jul. 29th, 2008 11:51 am (UTC)
You'd be proud of me, I'm introducing somebody who had never seen Doctor Who to it. So far we've watched 5 episodes of the new series. It is rather interesting rewatching it. I've grown quite fond of David as the Doctor and so it is really strange for me seeing Chris as him again.

As to warcraft...I knew you were playing on another server and you may have even told me the rest of the info. I can't recall. I'm still on Terenas like always. You are still in my thoughts sometimes as well. Once a lurker and friend always a lurker and friend. : )
mandydax
Jul. 29th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm watching them again with my friend snakewich. It was odd seeing Nine after getting so used to Ten. Of course, everytime there's a new Doctor, I'm always like, "This guy'll never replace my Doctor!" Then, after a season, he has become my Doctor. It's really neat to see some of the foreshadowing that you don't get the first time around, like all the times Bad Wolf shows up in S1, and I even saw a "VOTE SAXON [X]" sign in the background in "Smith and Jones."
swirlian
Jul. 30th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
The very first episode they run past the Tardis once and I'm all "Squee! The Tardis!" and she went "The what? Huh?" How can somebody not know the tardis! Then later she is like "They are running into a blue box! Why are they running into a blue box?" Hilarious! : )

I agree that it is fun to notice the little teaser information. I'm generally pretty horrible at spotting them though. Obviously some of the Bad Wolf stuff is not able to be missed, but I don't think I saw the Saxon sing.

In regard to which Doctor is the best...I'm seriously debating if I like 10 the best now. He has grown on me quite a bit. Maybe it is like you said and 9 will grow on me as I watch the season. I doubt it though. I just keep thinking "Man I can't wait for 10!" hehe.
snakewich
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
What a delightful lesson in proper grammer usage.
I love your choice of words :)

I wish high school text books read like that. Complete with smilies ;)
mandydax
Jul. 29th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is definitely what high school textbooks need: MOAR EMOTICONS!
snakewich
Jul. 31st, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
Indeed!

I like your new Sinfest icon!
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