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    Updated on Feb 6, 2019. Posted on Aug 7, 2017

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

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

    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.

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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!

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