Ginger4: Mom, it should be “the better, the sooner.”
Me: I have no idea what you are talking about.
Ginger4: If you move here from South Africa and go to work in a cafe, the boss of the cafe will ask you, “When do you want to start?” You would probably say, “The sooner, the better,” but I think you should say, “The better, the sooner.”
Where does he get this stuff?
Note to self: This kids watches too much television.