I run into this one all the time, from all rungs of the company ladder:
She’s more prettier than her mother.
That would be more funner.
This brownie’s more bigger than that one.
He plays mo’ better blues. (A movie I happened to like.)
So here comes the grammar lesson. There are two main ways to compare things, based on the number of things you’re comparing:
Comparative: Comparing two things. Formed by adding an “er” to the adjective. As in: His tattoo is nastier than hers.
Superlative: Comparing three or more things. Created by adding an “est” to the adjective. As in: She’s the sluttiest of all the bachelorettes.
But popular demand has wedged in a third one I’m calling “idiotive.”
Idiotive: He’s more smarter than me. (I’m sure he is.)
What exactly does that mean? Are they trying to say that something is more that more? Or just adding a little to spit to the comparison? Because if you were “more more,” wouldn’t you be most?