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  • Pedantry is not spotting the errors, it is letting them get in the way of the whole.


  • Pedantry is one of the curses of language: dependant is a noun and dependent is an adjective; practice is a noun and practise is a verb; is James Bond licenced or licensed to kill?

    A pernicketiness of pedants

  • Pedantry as “an insistence on reasonable accuracy”.

    July « 2009 « Sentence first

  • Again, in “On Pedantry”, Hazlitt declares that “The power of attaching an interest to the most trifling or painful pursuits … is one of the greatest happinesses of our nature”.

    william hazlitt | the man of letters « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Labels: How to Write a Book, Pedantry posted by Roger Sutton at 9: 46 AM

    The Magic School Bus Visits the Bowels of the Unconscious

  • Labels: Books for grown-ups, Pedantry, sequels posted by Roger Sutton at 11: 40 AM

    Get Your Factoids Straight

  • Jake Young at Pure Pedantry looks the variance in boys and girls 'math scores in the recent report by Hyde and colleagues.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • For more discussion about career "choice" in science and engineering see the posts at echidne of the snakes, The World's Fair, and Pure Pedantry on the recent Boston Globe article that claims "When it comes to certain math - and science-related jobs, substantial numbers of women - highly qualified for the work - stay out of those careers because they would simply rather do something else."

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Kate Seip, PhD student in neuroscience and former blogger at the Anterior Commissure ( "The science of sex and mating, gender and attraction, pregnancy and parental behavior.") now blogs at Pure Pedantry

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Update: If you remain unconvinced: Bill Walsh, Motivated Grammar, Mark Liberman, Bradshaw of the Future and Arrant Pedantry have written interesting posts on this strangely contentious subject.

    September « 2008 « Sentence first


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