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pedant

noun affecter, bluffer, closed-minded person, dogmatist, narrow-minded person, opinionated person, philosophaster, pretender, sciolist
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Pedants of the world unite I say, however after some interesting history of Ormesby his final comment left me baffled.
or meaner man of Texas" (a reference that prompted cheers from the audience), and Vincentio reminded Tranio that his father is "a mule-skinner in Oklahoma." Litio and Cambio were said to be from the Northeast--the former from Boston, and the latter had been "studying up there at Yale." The Pedant, who was dressed in academic robes, was also from Boston, which set up a distinct contrast between the learned East and the "Wild" West.
Despite his careful research on the sources and analogues of the Nouvelles Recreations et Joyeux Devis tales, James Woodrow Hassell Jr., too, lets himself fantasize about the source of inspiration for this particular story: "Perhaps Des Periers had actually bargained on the Petit Pont for a fish; at any rate, he must surely have watched with interest and amusement the haggling which went on there." (2) The encounter between two such overdetermined figures as a fishwife and a pedant from the College de Montaigu cannot, however, simply be confused with a realistic scene of everyday life, witnessed by Des Periers and later recorded for its comic value.
Unlike Le Pedant joue, La Mort d'Agrippine was at least performed, in 1653, and achieved the notoriety of being withdrawn because of lines judged blasphemous, which naturally boosted sales.
(I'm still grammatically uneasy about referring to the vulva and clitoris as `vagina', but maybe I'm a genital pedant).
Through the course of the poem, the narrator shifts from pedant to poet to what I will call self.
Pangloss, the elderly pedant in The Heir at Law (first performed 1797), is his only outstanding comic creation.
He also composed the comedy Le Pedant joue ( The Pedant Tricked, 1654) and the tragedy La Mort d'Agrippine ( The Death of Agrippina, 1653), both still recognized as poetic and remarkable works.
A pedant would point out that Argentina were missing Lionel Messi for that friendly defeat but Nigeria won't be dwelling on such tiny details.
Dayton, OH, December 21, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Berserker and the Pedant by Josh Powell receives Medalist Honors in the Action-Adventure category of the 2015 New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.
Some view me as a nitpicking pedant, forever reaching for the latest edition of the Oxford to check if a spelling has changed.