This morning, I corrected my little son on his use of much.
I don't have much Star Wars guys.
He seems to use this word quite frequently in place of many, although he doesn't often use many in place of much.
As I reflected on the general rule - much for continuous and many for discrete - I thought about how it's the same rule that I use for less or fewer.
Now there is an interminable debate over the distinction of less and fewer, which it seems boils down to less is always fine, and so I wonder if there is the same debate for their opposites (though I've never heard of it).
How often is much substituted for many? Is it often enough to be considered acceptable usage?