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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2012 5:46 p.m. PST

I keep running across this, both in the books and in the HBO series.

F'rinstance…

In the series, Stannis corrects the Onion Knight on the correct use of "less" and "fewer". Right away, I cheered for him over Renly.

I just read in FoC a girl said that her father was hung. "Hanged", his mother corrects her. "Your father was not a tapestry."
How can you not love that? grin

Those are only two. I shall leave the unearthing of other examples for the diligent student of the books and series.
I will admit that it is not as prevalent as goat grease dribbling down your chin into your beard, or wiping your mouth on your sleeve, but it's there.

altfritz05 Dec 2012 7:02 p.m. PST

little and less

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Dec 2012 8:17 p.m. PST

Maybe if he stops the grammar stuff he might finish a book 5 years earlier than usual. laugh
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Tim

jpattern205 Dec 2012 8:59 p.m. PST

I just read in FoC a girl said that her father was hung. "Hanged", his mother corrects her. "Your father was not a tapestry."
Maybe that's not the meaning of "hung" that the daughter meant. Ewwwww! :(

Last Hussar06 Jan 2013 2:03 p.m. PST

Not withstanding jpattern, I feel the need to read him now.

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