the curate's egg was [DWJ] Best Of.
colin at kindness.demon.co.uk
Sun Jan 29 06:07:47 EST 2006
Otter Perry wrote:
> Oh, yeah. I'm a native speaker. The real problem here is that
> Minnow didn't get to me soon enough in life to make me a purist
> about this.
> Which reminds me ...
> You know the definition of a pedant, right? Pedants make
> distinctions you do not think important. [This is not, despite
> the accident of contiguity, a criticism of Minnow, who is one
> of my idols.] Therefore, one is never oneself a pedant.
I am an anti-pedant.
Which, being translated, means that I enjoy playing the mind- and
power-game called pedantry, but I don't usually inflict it on people
until they have identified themselves as fair game.
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