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pedant

noun affecter, bluffer, closed-minded person, dogmatist, narrow-minded person, opinionated person, philosophaster, pretender, sciolist
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The pedants will point to his commanding of the area, but that also seems to be improving.
Meddling pedants used to say the same about books," I said to a friend yesterday.
Everything about this privatisation stinks" Labour leader Ed Miliband on the sale of Royal Mail "People who care about grammar are regularly characterised as pedants.
But punctuation pedants are far from convinced, the Independent reported.
Before I'm shouted down by legions of pedants, I'm fully aware that Chris Wood does not play for Millwall.
How about placing small cubicles throughout the airport to allow convenient seclusion for those pedants who persist in talking loudly on their mobile phones and strutting around noisily, oblivious to others, disturbing everyone's equilibrium as they walk by.
Notice the grammatical error, which I've left in on purpose, pedants.
Pedestrian thinkers and pedants have elevated him to "Father of the Constitution" because his writings contribute to a false nationalistic interpretation of the Founding.
Pedants of the world unite I say, however after some interesting history of Ormesby his final comment left me baffled.
Pedants will find a few things to quibble with - for instance, steel helmets are an anachronism in 1914.
So, congratulations to the Advertising Association for keeping Britain free from the meddling of pedants who don't speak our language or understand our shopping culture.
In springing to Paul Dixon's defence, I hope I don't offend SF Yeo and other like-minded pedants too much.