Wednesday, June 30, 2004

He reports; you decide

Could Bill Walsh be a usage apologist?

He says the thought first came to him when he found himself arguing that "10 items or less" is just fine, rather than "10 items or fewer." (I disagree, but I'm not the successful author.)

Bill's inviting you to come up with examples of rationalization, and he starts us off with some fun ones:
* I could care less vs. I couldn't care less
* Try and vs. try to
* Let me alone vs. leave me alone
He gives some fun excuses why all of the above could be acceptable. See what you think.


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