"fewer" + MASS

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Thu Oct 2 14:41:25 UTC 2008

On a baseball blog that I follow, I just ran across a reference to "one
team with fewer power than its opponents". Spillover from a
misunderstanding of the usual pedantry about "less"/"fewer", I suppose.

Jim Parish

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