Example sentences for: pedantry

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  • The issue of pronoun agreement might be laid at the door of the feminists' misguided interference with the forces of language, resulting in a nervous rejection of the masculine pronoun as the neutral one; but, in truth, the sustenance of the singular nature of words like each, everybody, everyone, etc. is probably pedantry, for sense and logic are not sacrificed by changing them to plurals, with the added benefit of avoiding the dreaded he/his/him, regarded by feminists as the bearer of the stigma of male machismo.

  • The last-named book is largely a spoof on linguistic pedantry, and I fear that Saussy III has been drawn in.

  • Certainly it is no passing fad, dependent on vogue words, for despite its infancy it employs such age-old terms as alas, albeit, perforce , and withal . Nor it can be taxed with pedantry, demonstrably, for on occasion it makes use of colloquial expressions like for starters, likewise, for sure , and no doubt about it . Above all, though some people might think otherwise, it definitely does not involve clichés.

  • "GEORGE BUSH!" roared the press corps, delighted to detect such an elemental boo-boo in the professor's usually unassailable pedantry.

  • There is, of course, method in his madness (it has been claimed that puns introduce lunacy into language, but it was there all along), and capering wordcaprice in his pedantry.

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