"no less" for "much less"

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 26 18:23:14 UTC 2010

I've been encountering this new (to me) corrupted expression quite
often recently.  Here is an example from Bill McKibben: "........
Congress feels little need to consider global-warming legislation, no
less pass it;"  .  It seems an odd sort of mistake to make, since it,
if anything, contradicts the intention, but even more makes  no sense.

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