disclaimer inclusiveness

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 17 13:29:38 UTC 2011

At 11/16/2011 09:52 PM, Neal Whitman wrote:
>I also find it strange in those commercials when they say "X is
>associated with few [not "a few"] side effects, including ..."

Here I suspect "with few side effects" is intended to sound like
fewer than "with a few side effects".  Something with "a few side
effects" sounds dangerous.


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