Mrs. Knox, my high school English teacher, must be tossing and turning in her grave. Have you ever really listened to some of the phrases used in public speaking? There were only a few things she was really adamant about. A student could get an F on a paper, for instance, for using the phrase “a lot of” instead of something more specific, like “many” or “4,278,522.”
I was pretty sure that 4,278,522 of something was a lot of whatever it was, but she didn’t see it that way. The next few phrases must have her really upset.