So, this happened over the weekend while Mine and I test-drove the new bed (*cough*).
Me: Less vigorous, please.
Mine: This is only one.
Me: I said “vigorous.”
Mine: Oh. I thought you said “fingers.”
Me: No, I know, I picked up on that. [Pause] For the record, though, “fewer fingers” would be the correct form of that request, not “less fingers”. Even at a time like this I’d never use such terrible grammar.
Mine: [Chuckling] Noted.