...and including?

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sat Sep 20 14:14:00 UTC 2008

On Sep 20, 2008, at 4:50 AM, David Daniel wrote:

> From London Telegraph
> Britain's Tesco supermarket chain is changing the "Ten items or
> less" signs
> at express checkout lanes because that's bad grammar. For years,
> Tesco has
> resisted suggestions to change it to "Ten items or fewer", but has now
> accepted a suggestion from the Plain English Campaign to use the
> wording,
> "Up to ten items". That wording, a Campaign spokesman said, "avoids
> any
> debate."

on the Tesco affair, including the question of what "up to 10 items"

AZ, 8/31/08: More on less:

AZ, 9/4/08: Still more on less:


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