For fun one day at work, I started putting together a list of (mostly) vague quantitative terms. Here is our list thus far:
a whole lot
Somewhere in this list would be other terms like half, super-majority, and bazillion, but I think you get the drift.
In any case, I was listening to the radio this morning, and a reporter was asking a political strategist about domestic wiretapping. The conversation went like this:
"A recent survey showed 54% of Americans against this, and 42% in favor of it. Since a most of the public is against this..."
Most? Look, I would accept over half, a majority, more are opposed, etc., but most? I just don't see it.