When did all this pedantry come about? In the last month or so I've heard people using the word 'pedant', seeing it on usenet, hearing of people accusing others of pedantry...a few months ago I never even heard of it.
It's not a new word or anything, and people have been accusing each other of pedantry for years.....
I know, but it's recently got big press from somewhere. Maybe a celebrity used it recently and so it's become fashionable.
Julian Barnes wrote a book (and a newspaper column, which I believe was in the Grauniad's Review section, though I am prepared to be corrected on that) called The Pedant in the Kitchen.
There's Pedant's Corner in Q or Word or something
Oh dear, my society is losing its position on the list! Please keep it alive!
So what, precisely, is the point of this society? A sort of mutual correxion thing seems rather dull.
A society for us to point out errors on TSR, and much more that are rather obvious so I'm not going to say.
This society is the Pickwick Club of TSR, but only our values and aims are more specific. Instead of simply telling the members interesting anecdotes or amusing stories we shall weep over the demise of the English language by offering criticism where it is most needed.
I also made some other comments above about a militant wing but nobody seems to be interested.
We can lament the loss of good spelling and grammar as a consequence of the growth of text speak. That's something to do.
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