Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I was amused to see several times on social media (reddit and hacker news) the word "pedantic" used disapprovingly. I think I have even heard John McWhorter say it in the same, vaguely negative, sense ("I am not being pedantic" or something to that effect). Not sure what exactly those who use this word thus have in mind or what alternative way of thinking and speaking they prefer.

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    A beautiful cartoon on the front page of The Week:

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    This is just as bad as a brief exchange with a belligerent guest on a regular news show: Six minutes! Six minutes, during which Rand Paul is…

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    The war on repetitions:

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