Resident Pedants

Watching what you wright.

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Paranoia much?

Started by Neil Alexander. Last reply by Sit Ubu Sit Sep 23, 2014. 1 Reply

Not actually really very much at all even a little bit bicycle-related but such a great passage that it must be brought to the attention of all you pedants.From a promo for a public service event not…Continue

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Wrules for watching what you wright

Started by Neil Alexander. Last reply by Neil Alexander Jan 28, 2014. 4 Replies

We could do worse (not sure how) than to adopt the General Rules from the NSW Bar Associations Style Guide to hopefully ensure none of us makes egregious errors.*General rules*Remember to never split…Continue

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Pedanticism of the Month.

Started by Common Old Garrwain. Last reply by Neil Alexander Feb 27, 2013. 31 Replies

 Members of the group are invited to deposit herein the post by a Resident they consider the wittiest for the month of June, 2011.The Tea Lady will be the judge of the best entry, and no…Continue

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Comment by Neil Alexander on June 4, 2011 at 12:46pm
Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.
Comment by Ma Dame Vélo on June 4, 2011 at 1:21pm
I only joined to tell you that I would never be pedantic.  No way.  Never.  Not me.
Comment by baa baa on June 4, 2011 at 1:25pm

Sorry Neil, too late.

This is not a club, more like a room and the door you came in will be now be moved.

Kinda like this….

Comment by Neil Alexander on June 4, 2011 at 2:07pm

@ MB: You mean "Not I."

I will not be pedantic either.

Comment by Dan on June 4, 2011 at 2:21pm
I feel a strange compulsion to join this group.
Comment by Sit Ubu Sit on June 5, 2011 at 1:43pm

A suggestion for agenda item #1:

- Members are requested to vote on the following motions...

a) whether a contraction of the noun "resident pedant" to one word is acceptable, and...

b) if the above resolution is voted in favour of, should it be "residant" "redipant" or any other suggestion?

BTW, what is the collective noun for a group of resident pedants / repidants / whatever? A perfection? A correction?

Comment by Neil Alexander on June 5, 2011 at 2:17pm

I like coining words, though I am not particularly good at it. So, on a), I vote aye. Re b), I also like "redipant", despite its slight illogicality, because it is more obviously a coined word than "residant" which just looks like a typo and, as a pedant, I can't abide that.

Given a choice of "A perfection" or "A correction" as a collective term, I'd go with "A correction" because pobody's nerfect.

Comment by Dan on June 5, 2011 at 9:14pm

I vote 'no' for a), unless it is grammatically correct. Thus "re'dant" would be acceptable (or something similar using an apostrophe for missing letters), but concocting some new word is unacceptable.


I believe the collective term for pedants is an 'exact', although I've also seen 'a constipation of pedants' suggested...

Comment by Neil Alexander on June 6, 2011 at 9:38am

Oh, oh. Controversy and disagreement among the re'dants/pedirants/repidants.

This could cause trooble down at mill...

Comment by Ma Dame Vélo on June 6, 2011 at 10:45am
Who would have ever predicted there'd be disagreement amongst a group of pedants!  I predict this group will only have a short life because we are never going to agree on anything.


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