|Listen to the cows.|
The Associated Press, my employer for eight years back when words meant something, has now decreed that over is a suitable synonym for more than.
Earth to AP: The rest of us know it isn't.
“There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe, "Mark Twain wrote, "the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.”
Oh right, Mark.
He also wrote: "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning."
Do you really want to read that, "New York's population is over Alabama's."? How would they get up there?
Or that winter is finally more than? Or that the AP's reputation is also more than?
A lot of people won't get more than this. As one journalist wrote, "I felt a disturbance in the force."
“There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe… the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.” - See more at: http://www.vocus.com/invocus/media-blog/mark-twains-ap-no-more/#sthash.YUPKKiTN.dpuf