Never a-spelling be?

Voice Card  -  Volume 17  -  Paul Card Number 3  -  Fri, Nov 9, 1990 9:53 PM

This is a response to Vol 16 Drury 7 ("Never a spelling bee")...

"Paul sounds cheaper than a spell checker program."

I can see that it's time for a short vocabulary lesson. Pay attention, Drury!

I am NOT cheap! In the above context, it would be correct to say "Paul sounds less expensive than ..."

A computer sales rep beat this distinction through my skull a few years back.