The wall of pedantry
, buttressed by generations of paternalist traditions, was too high and unassailable.
Whether Rizig can enforce the constitutional pedantry
of the SIM high office in Khartoum on al-Fasher's sultan is the wrong question I suppose.
Sorry to be a spoilsport - but a pinch of pedantry
is surely forgivable here?
Bookworks": I thought a bookworm only a metaphor/For pedantry
, till I found fiver worms in a book/Chewing a path through Dickens.
I'm all for a bit of friendly pedantry
occasionally, but it does pay to be bombproof in the first place.
The result of the lampooning of pedantry
by Dunkin--achieved by engaging in pedantry
itself--is a bizarre appendix to the poem, it is testament to Dunkin's literary abilities and philological pursuits, and almost as entertaining in its fantasy and burlesque as the poem which it supports.
The security getting into the USA reaches new levels of pedantry
Issam Mahfouz wrote in his theater manifesto that he was "against consensus, against traditionalism, against futility, against laziness, against non-theaterC* and against the poetic word in theater, against intellectual pedantry
, against rhetoric, against elocution, against song, against thought, against everything that kills life in the language of theater".
In my days at university - admittedly a century ago when pedantry
was alive and well - hype was thought to be a bad thing, implying a promise that could not be delivered.
Moreover, few people care about this problem; the glory lies in discovery, not pedantry
There is, no doubt, something that makes camp, but all that pedantry
seems pointless to the cabin group roasting marshmallows around a campfire or the camper riding piggy back on his counselor.
She said the characteristics of Kate's right-slanting cursive script, which reflects her pedantry
for time keeping, intelligence and efficiency, are helpful in shedding light on her private persona and, in particular, her natural aptitude for academia.