What sort of message doe this send to our children?

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I have just finished working on the TES Education Show. An exhibitor informed me they would be taking 10 A4 boxes into the show and would like me to take care of the returns for them. There would be less boxes to return than were brought in.

Total number of boxes to return = 41????
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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What sort of message doe this send to our children?
« Reply #1 on: 14/10/2008 19:35:50 »
Don't you mean fewer boxes to return? [^]

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« Reply #2 on: 14/10/2008 19:59:39 »
and there probably were fewer of the original 10 A4 boxes to return....? (pedant)

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What sort of message doe this send to our children?
« Reply #3 on: 15/10/2008 08:19:11 »
Don't you mean fewer boxes to return? [^]

Quite so, a grammatical error in their email I hadn't noticed.

and there probably were fewer of the original 10 A4 boxes to return....? (pedant)

'Nit picking' is the more common phrase here.
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.