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The Best Recurring Joke On "Game Of Thrones" Is About Grammar

You know nothing about grammar, Jon Snow. Light spoilers!

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On last night's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Spoils of War," we were treated to a fandom-favorite callback.

As Jon and Ser Davos walked around Dragonstone discussing the difficulties of defeating the Night King...

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...Jon posed a question and Davos corrected his language.

Jon stared at Davos, confused. But what Davos was trying to say (and just in case you'd like a little grammar lesson yourself) is "less" is used to quantify mass nouns, while "fewer" is for countable ones.
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Jon stared at Davos, confused. But what Davos was trying to say (and just in case you'd like a little grammar lesson yourself) is "less" is used to quantify mass nouns, while "fewer" is for countable ones.

Davos has learned a lot about grammar and language from the Baratheons over the last few seasons. First, Shireen — RIP 😭😭 — helped Davos overcome his embarrassment about his illiteracy by teaching him to read in Season 3.

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But it was her father, unyielding grammar pedant Stannis Baratheon, who inspired the moment at Dragonstone. He corrected Davos's improper use of "less" back in the Season 2 episode "Garden of Bones."

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And then, in Season 5's "Kill the Boy," Stannis corrected someone else's misuse of "less" under his breath with Davos standing next to him.

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And Stannis brushed him off, just like Davos did to Jon in this week's episode.

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Long live Stannis Baratheon, the one true king of grammar!