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Word of the Day — April 5, 2013

April 8, 2013 - Scott Viau
pedant - ped-ant - someone who is excessively concerned with minor details & rules, or with displaying academic learning

Example: "An article on rules of grammar in the Smithsonian began with: 'There's the old story about the pedant who dared to tinker with Winston Churchill's writing because the great man had ended a sentence with a preposition. Churchill responded, "This is the sort of English up with which I will not put."'"

 
 
 

 

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