TSR Pedants' Society Watch

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(Original post by ramroff)
I will be general overseer of this society
No. .
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(Original post by xBeLLax)
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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.
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It's not a new word or anything, and people have been accusing each other of pedantry for years.....
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I know, but it's recently got big press from somewhere. Maybe a celebrity used it recently and so it's become fashionable.
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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.
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There's Pedant's Corner in Q or Word or something
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Oh dear, my society is losing its position on the list! Please keep it alive!
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(Original post by CrazyChemist)
We need to establish which member(s) will be an authority on the english language. The guru(s) of the Pedant society in fact. And don't look at me - I only did english up to GCSE. :vroam:

What a society!
Well naturally I am the boss. There's not really much point is asking people about their English language qualifications as any idiot can get an A* in English. I think to some extent grammar, punctuation and spelling can be subjective (where to put commas, colons and semicolons). It's probably therefore better if everybody can have their say and then the others can simply berate them if they're wrong.
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So what, precisely, is the point of this society? A sort of mutual correxion thing seems rather dull.
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A society for us to point out errors on TSR, and much more that are rather obvious so I'm not going to say.
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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.
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Well guys, it's official: the TSR Pedants' Society is now a proper society! Feel free to put something like:

Member of TSR Pedants' Society

in your signature. Thanks, Ryan
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I would be interested in some militancy :ninja:
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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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lol yeh buttonz i tink dat wud b kewlzzz
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(Original post by ramroff)
I would be interested in some militancy :ninja:
Oh good. I correct so many signs at work. I even corrected this woman's birthday party invitation. It said, 'You're invited to marie,s birthday party'. I was rather embarrassed the other day though as I'd quickly written 'definately' on a news sheet. I'm surprised anybody noticed really.

Genuine errors are OK in casual, every-day English or in quick notes. Government-published leaflets, public signs and formal letters really should be checked meticulously.
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Oh good. I correct so many signs at work. I even corrected this woman's birthday party invitation. It said, 'You're invited to marie,s birthday party'. I was rather embarrassed the other day though as I'd quickly written 'definately' on a news sheet. I'm surprised anybody noticed really.

Genuine errors are OK in casual, every-day English or in quick notes. Government-published leaflets, public signs and formal letters really should be checked meticulously.
did she really write "marie,s" ?? :rofl:
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did she really write "marie,s" ?? :rofl:
Unfortunately, yes. She should be sectioned under the mental health act.
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that is really terrible :toofunny: :toofunny:

militancy is the answer to our woes at the end of the day, it worked for george bush so it will work for us! :ninja:
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