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“Ten Items or Less (Fewer?)”

  • August 31, 2008, 1:35pm

Have you seen this? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7590440.stm -

Tesco checks out wording change

Tesco says the change will be phased in

Tesco is to change the wording of signs on its fast-track checkouts to avoid any linguistic dispute.

The supermarket giant is to replace its current "10 items or less" notices with signs saying "Up to 10 items".

Tesco's move follows uncertainty over whether the current notices should use "fewer" instead of "less".

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