Which one is correct?

Native Korean   Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:25 pm GMT
Original Sentence: "J-Lo is less popular than Beyoncee."

If I want to emphasize that sentence, which one should I use of the following sentences?

(A) "J-Lo is less less popular than Beyoncee."
(B) "J-Lo is much less popular than Beyoncee."
(C) "J-Lo is way less popular than Beyoncee."
(D) <Suggest other sentence if you can>

Please educate me which sentence is gramatically correct.

P.S. The sentence above is just an example. No offense to the fans of J-Lo.
Arthur Daley   Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:50 pm GMT
(B) is correct.
"Less Less" in (A) looks like a double negative.
(C) "way less" looks like some strange valley girl dialect.
Guest   Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:00 pm GMT
C is not "valley girl" speech. Arthur Daley doesn't know what he's talking about. "Way: is used as an intensifier in comparisons in all of America, at least. I don't know about Britain. He may be confused by the fact that "valley girl" speech includes the use of "way" to mean "very", as well. As in, "J-Lo is way unpopular."
JP   Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:45 pm GMT
Of the choices listed, I would probably go with (B).

For (D), one could also say, "J-Lo is far less popular than Beyoncee."
Skippy   Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:27 pm GMT
In my dialect I'd pick say "C" first... Texan with Californian twist :-D
Travis   Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:46 pm GMT
I myself would favor (B) out of the choices given, but I would probably prefer JP's example of "J-Lo is far less popular than Beyoncee" over it.
Guest   Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:14 pm GMT
...or even stronger:
"J-Lo is by far less popular than Beyoncee"