Righting "More Wrong" and "Wronger"

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Wrong

Anonymous

Wrong is wrong. Period. One thing cannot be "wronger" than another. It's either wrong or it's not, much like one thing cannot be more complete than another. It is either complete or it's not.

Posted on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:43am

Well, I disagree. If I ask

Anonymous

Well, I disagree. If I ask three people what 2+2 makes, and one says 5, another says 1467, and the last says "gargle blaster!", obviously all of these answers are wrong. But some of them are less wrong than others. Life isn't binary.

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 5:01pm

Would be "more useful" to

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Posted on Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:42am

More wrong and most wrong

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More wrong and most wrong don’t appear in the OED’s citations, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t used, either. Google Books has instances of more wrong as far back as the 1670s and most wrong as far back as the 1560s (though, interestingly, neither most wrong nor wrongest appear regularly until the 1700s). - http://goo.gl/F1oNFT
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Posted on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:48am

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