pedantry


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an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning

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As an elected councillor at Wrexham I have had to resort on many occasions to making FOI requests of my own council and a lot of the time they create work for themselves by jealously guarding the information to the point of pedantry and accessing it is like 'getting blood out of a stone.
This pedantry is a useful way into "Gibran Khalil Gibran," now up at Beiteddine Palace.
WBut, for all that - and it's hair-splitting pedantry anyway - it occurred to me recently that a shift has occurred that has implications worth my consideration.
Putting pedantry aside, let's give UAE drivers the benefit of the doubt.
Once again we would ask this board to stop engaging in half truths, pedantry and word play - tell fans the truth.
This book required exhaustive research and yet is recounted in a lucid style unencumbered by pedantry.
But pedantry aside, it was a hearty and tasty, packed with meat and covered with a dark and flavourful gravy.
The reporter, schooled in the hideous pedantry of the US Press, then corrected herself: "I mean living presidents, of course.
AS a former editor I am af-flicted by the pedantry bug.
Eventually, the differences are only vaguely visible, mere connoisseur pedantry.
Having spent most of my adult life in universities, I do pedantry pretty good, which is why I was disturbed by early reports that "Birmingham Cathedral is planning a year-long series of faith and heritage events - including a 'Wow' arts project - to celebrate its 300th birthday in 2015" - in this very newspaper.
With all pedantry aside, this page-turner, which is also a work of serious scholarship, illuminates the workings of the Supreme Court and the effect it has on all our lives.
Tedious material (discussion of the Lewinsky affair, for example), pedantry, and pat conclusions ultimately led most critics to call I Wear the Black Hat an entertaining book in places but not one of Klosterman's best.
The result is writing marked by 'its prurience, its pedantry, the wild swings between (or unknowing co-existence of) fawning adulation and false refusal-to-be-impressed' and a determination to say nothing 'about the structure and substance of the work Picasso devoted his life to'.
In other words, there are many delights here, but this graphic memoir fails as a truly coherent work because of what feels, at rimes, like intrusive pedantry.