Ha, true, but then we'd have to argue over, since it's not just normal pedantic but * super pedantic*, whether my argument-escape-hatch/weasel words 'pretty close' cover my ass.
Egregious typos in pedantic language post = auto-pwn.
Not two sentences into their answer the terms pedantic and didactic were employed with professorial authority.
Sorry, I was just being pedantic about the word pedantic, noticing **in general** how people use the term and their topsy-turvy sense of priorities seem to be.
Ethan, the danger in being pedantic is that you have to set a good example.
It must be confessed, however, that it is generally avoided in print, while the form that we have ventured to call pedantic is not uncommon.
The hatred of the pedantic is the characteristic sentiment of the time.
There is in a grave disposition, when carried to the point of stiffness and ill-grace toward women, something coarsely pedantic, that is unbecoming in great talents and ridiculous in lesser ones.
Not the least among its recommendations is, perhaps, that it is scholarly without being pedantic that is to say, that it aims at correctness without sacrificing the right effect of the whole to over-insistence on small details.
These will include essays on contemporary fiction that are indeed a tad too scholarly (some might say "pedantic") or just too long for ordinary blog posts, as well as other surveys or discussionsofcritical books and articles onpost-1980 fiction.
David Pearce could be pedantic if he so chose.
I love it when you dominate our conversations through critiquing my word usage and completely avoiding the central arguments, you pedantic fuck.
Okay okay, so there were five people there instead of four, no need to be pedantic. Now anyway...
Bob: I find the professor's voice mellifluous and her logic trenchant, even if a bit pedantic.Jim: I find YOU a bit pedantic.
There were days when Lisa's instinctive pedantry threatened to overwhelm her.