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a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

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COUNCILLOR Steve Kay describes himself as a bit of a pedant in his letter regarding Ormesby Bank (3.
Others have accused it of being a haven of pedants, obsessives and snarkmerchants.
Pedants might argue that Mac users had long enjoyed such capabilities but that is ancient history.
If we were awful pedants we might say, "So-called 'internet radios' are actually just nodes for streamed internet audio".
So, congratulations to the Advertising Association for keeping Britain free from the meddling of pedants who don't speak our language or understand our shopping culture.
In springing to Paul Dixon's defence, I hope I don't offend SF Yeo and other like-minded pedants too much.
First came the pedants, who pointed out that shouting "Fire
Some pedants claim that this might be something of an exaggeration; given that there is a distinct lack of witness testimonies from survivors of Brookborough's death camps - but support for Fr Reid's views has emerged from an unlikely source; none other than American humourist Mel Brooks.
As long as pedants and public moralists feel compelled to impose behavioral standards on the poor and disenfranchised, there will be gin laws, well-intentioned but ineffective; and as long as people require an escape from the toil of everyday life, there will be gin.
Yes, spellings like "labour" and "colour" may work if you are targeting audiences of pedants like librarians.
While it is possible to accept that academic pedants and their pacifistic fellow travelers lack the mental capacity to discern the difference between loving discipline and a vindictive beating, children are not so intellectually impoverished.
but pedants might prefer the formal lei, more distant and used to address strangers or inferiors.
The Swiss are narrow-minded, "xenophobic" pedants who have nothing better to do than give a bunch of foreigners living in Switzerland a hard time.
Originally appearing in the music press and on album sleeves, they've more recently been anthologized in a series of books (Omnibus Press, London) and are essential reading for rock pedants everywhere.
I grasp the lectern, straighten my papers, struggle to retain my balance, only to hear again that old-fashioned, chanting, Sligo voice, calling on us all -- pundits, pedants, poets -- to rejoice