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31. Fewer vs. less
Fewer refers to quantity, or something that can be counted. (Jenny has fewer quarters than Sally.) Less implies mass, volume or amount. (Sally has less money than Jenny.)
32. Fixing to
Definition: slang meaning about to, going to (usually Southern)
The phrase is common in some dialects, but is nonetheless colloquial. Instead, use "about to" or "going to."
Definition: cheerful or merry; homosexual
When referring to an object that's cheerful or an openly gay male, this term is acceptable. Do not use it as a synonym for "lame." It's both potentially offensive and a misuse of the term.
Definition: an extremely large number; a lot
Technically, it's not a nonsense word. It has its place (for example, when you know it's a lot, but have no idea how many). But in discussions relating to business, it's unprofessional and hyperbolic.
Definition: extremely huge
It can be a well-placed adjective in informal speech to make a point, but in a professional setting, it sounds juvenile. Try gargantuan instead.
While this word is most commonly used in the U.K. (it's a fun one that's making an appearance in the U.S.), it shouldn't be avoided overall. But note that it's not God-smacked.
Definition: positive, pleasing
Good is a good word... unless you mean well. You do good work. (Adjective) You mean well. (Adverb)
Got is the past tense of get. At no time is there a reason for it to be plural.
Definition: to estimate with little or no data
Guess-timation has no place in a serious conversation. It's a fruitless exercise as it's based on a total lack of information in the first place. If it's based on knowledge, evidence or at least some data you have, it's just an estimate.
Definition: vertical length
You'll note that there's no H after the T. It's HITE, not HITETH.
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