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Pedant – to pedant

Can pedant be a verb? So it seems. Read more about pedants and pedantry in today’s Guardian online edition. With many thanks to Joan Beal for the link. One question to our readers though: does anyone object to nouns being turned … Continue reading

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Pedants and Perpetrators: or, language, power and the dangers of simplificitation

Yesterday, the website of The Guardian posted an article on the members of the Idler Academy’s Bad Grammar Awards‘ shortlist. The bad grammar perpetrated by those on the shortlist contained a number of the ‘old chestnuts’ such as the use of … Continue reading

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My (P)interests include grammar

Although grammar is surely a serious matter, pedants have managed to find amusing ways of promoting correct language use online. Check out the collection of the fun and informative grammar pins on our new Pinterest board “Grammar Matters”. Pinterest is … Continue reading

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On being a pedant

And I thought I was a pedant! Read more in the article In a Word from the New York Times Online (and tell us what you think). Btw: searching for the author’s name, Philip Corbett, shows more interest on his … Continue reading

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