On the observable fact that most of us here drink relatively pricey wine, and so presumably make or have more money than most, and so are probably in some respect people who should be setting an example to the rest of the world in all aspects of life (stay with me now......), this is a crie de coeur on behalf of those of us who think correct and civil discourse - specifically the proper use of the English language - is going down the drain, and probably will go down the drain even faster over the next few years for reasons best left unsaid on a wine forum.
My specific complaint today is the use of the words "less" and "fewer". Not to point the finger at anyone in particular (as there are many offenders here!), but way too often the former is used when it should be the latter.
It's easy to know which to use when: if you can count it, use "fewer". If you can't, use "less" Simple as that. So, you would have less wine, but fewer bottles of wine. You can count your bottles but you cannot count "wine". Easy peasy.
There are other examples but that is all for now. Carry on.......