In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Perhaps this is the wrong forum on which to be so pedantic, but this is something that has bothered me for a while.
- For years, pedantic scholars have crowed about the debt rock owes the blues.
- They would become even more bureaucratic and even more pedantic.
- My dictionary defines a pedagogue as a pedantic or dogmatic teacher and there is a lot of that about Waters.
- Sorry to be pedantic but it really irked me for some reason.
- I have language skills, I'm pedantic to stupendous heights, computer literate and I can fire and strip a pistol.
- You can be too pedantic about grammar and pronunciation and you can probably tell from this that spelling is a problem for me, especially when typing.
- At this point, the auteur's films felt fairly strained and pedantic.
- There's simply no way around the system: it's pedantic, laboured and mind-numbingly frustrating.
- No wonder some find his music insufferably boring and pedantic.
- The past few articles I have written for this site have been pedantic responses to articles written by others.
- Long-winded sentences and pedantic phraseology have yielded place to brief reports.
- In order not to sound too didactic or pedantic, the lecturer added anecdotes and personal comments.
- It is not merely a pedantic question - although there is much to be said for scientists providing an honest portrayal of their figures.
- I had the same middle parted haircut for eight years, and I was quite pedantic about this being perfect.
- Cricket has a reputation for its confusing, pedantic rules.
- Some companies don't like dealing with this inspector because they say he's draconian and pedantic.
- This can seem a lot of work, pedantic and fussy but is truly worth it if you can manage.
- Being a pedantic word-lover, and yes, a feminist, this drives me berserk.
- Well you could say it's a deal of nitpicking by pedantic scientists over detail.
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