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In which all are overly concerned with minute details, in which we teach others, and this done as ostentatious as possible.
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Yes, we are. I plead guilty, Your Honor.

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-FX- wrote:In which all are overly concerned with minute details, in which we teach others, and this done as ostentatiously as possible.
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You called?

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Actually, if you consider the etymology of the word "pedantic", which means "of, relating to, or being a pedant" or rather "narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned" according to the Oxford English dictionary, you will note that none of the present coterie carries the level of sophistication or tenacity to represent the vernacular consciousness of a pedant.

I would expect a skeptic of your caliper to recognize such obviousness.

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Now that's a pedant

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pedant
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you say that like there is something wrong with it.

asshole.
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Are you talkin to me?
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asthmatic camel wrote:
-FX- wrote:In which all are overly concerned with minute details, in which we teach others, and this done as ostentatiously as possible.
FTFY
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Actually, every pedantic thread must start with the word "Actually". It's the most snobbish way of saying "you're wrong" before explaining why.

Also, every "pedantic" thread must contain no less than three pairs of "quotation marks".
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Bruce wrote: Also, every "pedantic" thread must contain no less than three pairs of "quotation marks".
Actually, grammatically the "period" goes inside the "quotation marks," dipshit. I mean "dipshit."

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We've already established what kind of woman you are, ma'am. Now we're just haggling over the price.
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Actually, I am now going to begin every post with "Actually."
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Actually, that is a fantastic idea. Roving across the interwebs, a gang of pretentious pedantic assholes, joined in a common goal to out pedant the pedants. A gang if you will, of intellectually superior well mannered folk, educating the great unwashed masses.
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-FX- wrote:Actually, that is a fantastic idea. Roving across the interwebs, a gang of pretentious pedantic assholes, joined in a common goal to out pedant the pedants. A gang if you will, of intellectually superior well mannered folk, educating the great unwashed masses.
It's spelled "fortune", not "4chan", old chap.
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Quite right
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DrMatt wrote:
-FX- wrote:Actually, that is a fantastic idea. Roving across the interwebs, a gang of pretentious pedantic assholes, joined in a common goal to out pedant the pedants. A gang if you will, of intellectually superior well mannered folk, educating the great unwashed masses.
Actually, it's spelled "fortune", not "4chan", old chap.
Fixed that for you.
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-FX- wrote:Are you talkin to me?
There's nobody else here, so he must be talking to you.
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Actually, there are many people perusing this most wondrous topic.
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-FX- wrote:Actually, that is a fantastic idea. Roving across the interwebs, a gang of pretentious pedantic assholes, joined in a common goal to out pedant the pedants. A gang if you will, of intellectually superior well mannered folk, educating the great unwashed masses.
I can't believe you actually missed a comma in your post.

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Actually, I tend to make intentional typos and such to annoy the pedants of the internet. It's much more polite than saying "Go fuck yourself asswipe".
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-FX- wrote:Actually, I tend to make intentional typos and such to annoy the pedants of the internet. It's much more polite than saying "Go fuck yourself asswipe".
ACTUALLY, YOU SHOULD NOT TRY TO USE SOME LAME-ASSED EXCUSE TO COVER YOUR CLEAR INCOMPETENCE, ASSWIPE!
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Actually, it is quite improper to capitalize every letter in a sentence.
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"Actually", he's Canadian, so we must be patient.
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Grammatron wrote:Actually, it is quite improper to capitalize every letter in a sentence.
Actually, it is when the person you are responding to is having comprehension issues. Look it up.
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asthmatic camel wrote:"Actually", he's Canadian, so we must be patient.
Actually, it's expected that Americans will be the first to insult another's nationality. So it was inappropriate for you, as a non-American to point this out.
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Actually, image-search Argentinian cheerleaders. Your argument is invalid.
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Point of order: Shouldn't the title of this thread be "Pedantic Sphincters?"

After all, an "asshole" could be a suppurating sore or fistula. And "common usage" is just sort of ... common. No?

Yes?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
ed wrote:Point of order: Shouldn't the title of this thread be "Pedantic Sphincters?"

After all, an "asshole" could be a suppurating sore or fistula. And "common usage" is just sort of ... common. No?

Yes?
You forgot to say "Actually ... " :P
Actually, I think "Point of order" is even more pretentious and stuck-up than "actually," so I think ed makes the grade. It's my opinion, but it's right.

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Actually,
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
ed wrote:Point of order: Shouldn't the title of this thread be "Pedantic Sphincters?"

After all, an "asshole" could be a suppurating sore or fistula. And "common usage" is just sort of ... common. No?

Yes?
You forgot to say "Actually ... " :P
Actually, you forgot to say "Actually" at the beginning of your statement "You forgot to say 'Actually...'"
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Actually, none of you fistulas (you do not rise to the level of Sphincters) have yet responded to my observation.
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ed wrote:Actually, none of you fistulas (you do not rise to the level of Sphincters) have yet responded to my observation.
Actually, your "observation" is one of excessive abstraction. Any circular muscle which constricts a gap when it contracts is a sphincter. You have sphincters in your eyes and arteries.
Imagine what things would be like if Inigo Montoya had Wikipedia!
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DrMatt wrote:
ed wrote:Actually, none of you fistulas (you do not rise to the level of Sphincters) have yet responded to my observation.
Your "observation" is one of excessive abstraction. Any circular muscle which constricts a gap when it contracts is a sphincter. You have sphincters in your eyes and arteries, fergoshsakes.
Excellent point.


I should have said "Pedantic Rectal Sphincter"

Better?
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"Actually" ed forgot to say "Actually."

What an arsehole. He's no longer in the S.C. pedant's club.
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asthmatic camel wrote:Actually, I am now going to begin every post with "Actually."

Actually ... for you it would be "Actually". That's because you're on the other side of the Atlantic. For scare-quoted words, the period should logically go on the outside but somehow we on this side of the Atlantic fucked up that grammar rule up. We're good with other punctuation outside the scare quotes though.

evidences:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ ... tation.htm
so "there".
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Actually, the latest trend among "pedantic assholes" is to include French phrases and over use them. It gives the pedantry a certain odeur de chien mouillé.
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DrMatt wrote: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:19 pm Imagine what things would be like if Inigo Montoya had Wikipedia!
Actually, that was a fantastic thought, and despite the obvious horror that we choose not to dwell on, I am having a moment, an emotional moment, in which the façade of superiority slips and tears start to well up.

But rather quickly, all too quickly I suppose, I imagine what a more unfeeling skeptic might say, observing such a immature display of human emotions, and once again I "man up" and go forth to convince the world, pedantic or not, of some nebulous idea that matters not at all.
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