Overseen on a napkin at Starbucks today:
I like this for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is a chance to share my newest usage guide.
Okay, here’s the deal: they wish they had written fewer napkins. According to Bill Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words,
The generally cited rule is that less applies to quantity and fewer to number. A rougher but more helpful guide is to use less with singular nouns (less money, less sugar) and fewer with plural nouns (fewer houses, fewer doctors).
A girl can never have too many usage guides, don’t you agree?