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Pedantry

Blimber, Cornelia
“dry and sandy with working in the graves of deceased languages.” [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Casaubon, Edward
dull pedant; dreary scholar who marries Dorothea. [Br. Lit.: Middlemarch]
Caxton, Austin
erudite bookworm. [Br. Lit.: The Caxtons]
Choakumchild, Mr.
pedantic master of Gradgrind’s school. [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
Conseil
taxonomically talented servant of Prof. Aronnax. [Fr. Lit.: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea]
Dalgetty, Rittmaster Dugald
garrulous pedant. [Br. Lit.: A Legend of Montrose]
Fluellen
pedantic Welsh captain and know-it-all. [Br. Lit.: Henry V]
Holofernes
shameless pedagogue-schoolmaster. [Br. Lit.: Love’s Labour’s Lost]
Sampson, Dominie
old-fashioned, donnish scholar. [Br. Lit.: Guy Mannering]
Scriblerus, Martinus
learned fool. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 909]
Thwackum
selfish and ill-humored clerical pedagogue. [Br. Lit.: Tom Jones]
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She articulates no further conditions, but both she and the pedant seem aware of the same set of implied rhetorical qualities.
After propounding the sauvage lion, elephant, and bear, the pedant continues to mock the ephebe:
I confess it is in the sort of book that perhaps only a certain kind of pedant might read - The Singular Universe And The Reality Of Time, by Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin.
The trend currently irritating Welsh-language pedants is the use of "trydaru" (tweeting) as opposed to the (allegedly) more accurate "trydar" (twitter).
A "pedant, bigot and brute," though eventually useful to the cause of liberty.
Cyrano's plays include a tragedy, La Mort d'Agrippine (1654; "The Death of Agrippine"), which was suspected of blasphemy, and a comedy, Le Pedant joue (1654; "The Pedant Imitated").
Besides, this aspect of the novel can disturb only a pedant, a purist, or an Anglophobe.
Now Southampton have turned to Mark Hughes, a man who prides himself on never having been relegated as a manager (and only a pedant would point out the jobs he's been sacked from with his club in serious danger of the drop).
You know, like Posh?" It was just a corn, actually (I'm a h pt podiatry pedant).
Sorry to be a pedant, but doesn't that miss the point?