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(Bangor Daily News)   Less acorns = less white-footed mice = more black-legged ticks = more Lyme disease   (bangordailynews.com ) divider line
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1301 clicks; posted to Geek » on 07 Apr 2012 at 10:30 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-04-07 09:52:06 AM  
If you can count them, use "fewer" if you're talking about a bulk quantity, use "less."

Fewer acorns. Fewer white-footed mice. More Lyme disease. Less Lyme disease.

/grammar Nazi
 
2012-04-07 09:59:07 AM  
I was bit by a diabetic tick once. I got lemon-lime disease.
 
2012-04-07 10:10:35 AM  
Thanks a lot, James O'Keefe.
 
2012-04-07 10:45:53 AM  
Or.... "fewer deer hunters, more deer, more ticks, more Lyme disease."

Do your part to fight the Lyme epidemic! Buy a rifle and a deer tag this fall!

Besides, it's tasty.
 
2012-04-07 10:48:58 AM  
aceLnor3s = l2ehi2stw - c2efim2otd = abceklmor - cd2e2giklts = ad4eiL2mor2sy

It all makes sense now!
 
2012-04-07 10:55:31 AM  
less grammar!
 
2012-04-07 11:04:44 AM  
Well, at least less black people will be voting this time around. That's gotta count for something. Whoops, wrong acorns.
 
2012-04-07 11:18:49 AM  
Which of course means more people that ain't gonna win no handsome contests...

www.weirdwildrealm.com
 
2012-04-07 11:50:46 AM  
Why does the Bangor Daily News website want to know my location?
 
2012-04-07 12:12:03 PM  

dead: If you can count them, use "fewer" if you're talking about a bulk quantity, use "less."

Fewer acorns. Fewer white-footed mice. More Lyme disease. Less Lyme disease.

/grammar Nazi


Had the exact same immediate reaction. Came here to be an asshole as well.
 
2012-04-07 12:25:10 PM  

Well, the "fewer" nitpick has been covered, so:

upload.wikimedia.org

R. I. P. Matt Frewer

 
2012-04-07 01:03:08 PM  
I would just like to say....I farking hate ticks. Little bastards creep me out worse than spiders.
 
2012-04-07 01:18:10 PM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: Why does the Bangor Daily News website want to know my location?


that shiat pisses me off, too

/thank you chrome
 
2012-04-07 01:27:25 PM  
So you're saying ACORN could have stopped Lyme Disease but it did nothing?

illinoisreview.typepad.com
 
2012-04-07 01:38:24 PM  
Not to worry. I already have Lyme Disease.
 
2012-04-07 02:25:24 PM  
Am I too late for a "fewer grammar" joke?
 
2012-04-07 02:46:46 PM  
Monkey foot style guy could not be reached for comment.
 
2012-04-07 05:23:29 PM  

Guidette Frankentits: So you're saying ACORN could have stopped Lyme Disease but it did nothing?

[illinoisreview.typepad.com image 128x126]


Damn you, Fartbongo!!!
 
2012-04-07 06:48:44 PM  
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-04-07 07:18:22 PM  

dead: If you can count them, use "fewer" if you're talking about a bulk quantity, use "less."

Fewer acorns. Fewer white-footed mice. More Lyme disease. Less Lyme disease.

/grammar Nazi


Thanks. Came here to say that.
 
2012-04-07 10:04:33 PM  
i2.ytimg.com

James Burke is amused
 
2012-04-08 12:28:33 AM  
Wait, but if a primary food source for the ticks goes down, wouldn't the tick population suffer as well?
 
2012-04-08 11:18:42 AM  

Straelbora: dead: If you can count them, use "fewer" if you're talking about a bulk quantity, use "less."

Fewer acorns. Fewer white-footed mice. More Lyme disease. Less Lyme disease.

/grammar Nazi

Thanks. Came here to say that.


THIS
 
2012-04-08 08:47:44 PM  

The Repeated Meme: Straelbora: dead: If you can count them, use "fewer" if you're talking about a bulk quantity, use "less."

Fewer acorns. Fewer white-footed mice. More Lyme disease. Less Lyme disease.

/grammar Nazi

Thanks. Came here to say that.

THIS


Yeah, but then the 'less is more' thing doesn't work.
 
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