People, it has come to my attention that when it comes to making evaluative comparisons, some of you are more clueless than a transcendental vegan at a Texas freeper convention.
Note that I said “than”. If I had wished to indicate that at the moment immediately following your cluelessness, a transcendental vegan suddenly wandered into a Texas freeper convention and interrupted my thought in midphrase, then I suppose I would have said “then”.
Because it would have been the right word then. It would have been a better word then than than.
OK, I know that a few of you here have been tarred with my contempt merely for having made typos. We all have slips of the finger now and then. That’s more forgivable than slips of the brain, and those in turn more tolerable than actual gaps in comprehension.
Please cease tormenting me with statements and phrases like this:
• " they’re annoyed that they’re drunker then you and they want you to catch up"
• “I think it’s ‘She’s more then a Memory’, by Garth Brooks”
• “maybe she wanted to be more then just a friend”
• “There’s no indication the wife is smarter then her husband”
• “Her greed is insane but not much more then her husband’s”
• “The only person working here that’s a better employee then her is my ex-wife”
JUST STOP IT. If you’re comparing things and it feels like the world “more” just might fit into that sentence you’re working on, you want than. If time doesn’t seem to be invoked, you probably want than. It has an a in it.
OK, you may depart.