Spiffing y'all up, one typo at a time
Hey, y’all! Did ya know that “more” is not always partnered with “less”? It’s true. Sometimes “more” hangs out with “fewer.” Wanna know when to use which?
Fewer: things you can count one by one; a smaller number of items; followed by a plural noun
Less: an amount or quantity of something, such as water, air or effort; followed by a singular noun
I find myself fussing at my TV, yet again, when a toothpaste commercial says I’ll get “less cavities” or an automaker promises “less fill-ups.” If the things you’re talking about can be separated into individuals, then it’s “fewer.” But, if you’re talking about a whole bunch of something, of which you can’t separate the individual pieces, then it’s “less.” Make sense? In the simplest of terms, if the noun ends in “s” then DON’T use “less.”
To review: I want someone to promise me fewer cavities while using less toothpaste. And I’d like to need fewer fill-ups because my new car uses less gas!
“Less” can also describe the degree or amount of an adjective, such as “less happy,” “less interested,” or “less attractive.” Can you tell the difference between these?
And now, a Friday cocktail for y’all. Perhaps, by sharing a poolside drink, I can speed along fall’s arrival. It’s still miserably hot here in Texas!
This is my favorite summertime drink—easy to drink on the couch after work, sitting at your daughter’s softball game, lounging by the pool, or wherever. It’s cool and refreshing, light on calories, and easy on your budget! You can use any variety and price point of white wine that you’d like—whatever’s in the fridge will do.
Grab your beverage essentials.
Fill your Styrofoam cup with ice. (This is the way all my beverage creations begin. Maybe I need to branch out more. It’s been hot here, y’all. I’ll change it up when fall gets here!) Alternate pouring in Fresca and wine until you like how it tastes. Add a squeeze of lime, stir, and enjoy!
*Peachtree is the main street in Atlanta, GA, a city I’ve never visited. I hear it’s a pretty fabulous place, so it’s definitely on my list!