While my friend’s in the bathroom …
Today I got into a “fewer vs. less” debate regarding the following deck:
“Hawaiian Holdings takes off on news of one less competitor in the sector.”
“Less” sounds so very, very wrong to me in this instance, but my colleague disagreed. A different colleague called the WSJ’s Page One editor, who saw things as I do. I ended up writing around it, in part because I needed to get the hell out of Dodge, but still.
Unlike some people I know, I’m willing to admit when I’m wrong, and will certainly do so come tomorrow if that’s the case.
So fellow DMNers, please tell me how you’d word this.