And you’ll notice that that headline writer made the “mistake” on the same word, “less”.
Although in the prior case I think “less” was a legitimate usage. As Merriam-Webster says: “Less has been used to modify plural nouns since the days of King Alfred.”
About the comment from Bibliophage: “Prêt-à-Poster, for future reference, posting the same question twice in two different SDMB forums is called cross-posting and is not allowed here.” Actually, since my post on the CCC forum sat unanswered for two days after a boost, I had a choice of boosting it again (also a taboo at SDMB) or re-stating it for a different set of posters. I considered waiting until it was so old that it could no longer be boosted again because it would be a zombie thread (another taboo), but that time period is always up for debate
In retrospect, I could have been more diplomatic about it. I didn’t really expect you to know the crossposting rule. My post shouldn’t be seen as a warning, just a guideline.
If you don’t get a good answer, it’s not such a bad thing to bump a thread shortly after it falls off the first page (after 2 days by default, I believe). I saw your second post in this thread as a reply to RiverRunner rather than a bump in the usual sense. For what it’s worth, the rule against responding to zombie threads, provided you have something useful to add, isn’t really enforced in the Comments forums.