Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 11:41:24 +0000 From: Duane Campbell Subject: As best as I can remember Watching the Senate Finance Committee hearings just now (I don't have much of a life), an attorney asked, "As best as you can remember . . ." It seems to me that in the last few years this phrase has almost completely replaced "as well as", even among well educated speakers. It grates on my ears. Am I wrong to think that this is grammatically incorrect, that you cannot compare a superlative? Is it language inflation? Or am I just being picky? Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]