I’m really getting sick of this latest craze of improper grammar. People are mixing up “then” and “than” more and more and I don’t know why.
Reading CNET news today I saw this quote under an image:
Palm CEO Ed Colligan is more worried about the Pre launch then a looming patent war with Apple.
I saw this one in a kid’s book:
Fact can be stranger then fiction.
When I was on vacation last summer in LA, there was a booth on the pier at the beach advertising tickets to a TV show which pitted adults against fifth graders in a Jeopardy like contest:
Are you smarter then a 5th grader?
Yes I’m smarter, and then I’m a 5th grader… And apparently the people who did your PR aren’t smarter “then” 5th graders either.