The word "less" is misused all the time. In movies and TV shows, sports broadcasts, commercials, the news; everywhere. It really irritates me (my mom is going to love this post, as a child she repeatedly drilled the proper usage of the word into my brain), and when I saw a Presidential candidate make the mistake I decided it was worth writing about:
This clip was from the second debate. Romney should have said "fewer jobs" (although he could have said "less debt"). The rule is, if it's something you can count, you say fewer. One of the most common misuses is with the word "calories." Something can't have "less calories," it has "fewer calories." Although it can have less fat, but also fewer grams of fat. Check out my recent post "Anorexic Margarita" for the proper usage of both words.
Is this funny? Useful? Does it just make me sound pretentious? I'm not sure, and I have no idea what category to put it in.