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Pedant's Pendant of Punditry

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A special pendant you wear which declares that you are an expert in all things grammatical and will shamelessly correct any errors you encounter.
21 Quest, Jan 24 2014


       //Pedant's// So, only for one pedant, then?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 24 2014

       Punditry: I do not think that word means what you think it means.
UnaBubba, Jan 24 2014

       Pedant and pundit are close in definition.
rcarty, Jan 24 2014

       Punditry: a source of opinion; a critic.
21 Quest, Jan 24 2014

       Hence my comment.

       Also initiation to a group or organisation.
UnaBubba, Jan 24 2014

       A pendant (a piece of jewelry typically worn around the neck) worn by a pedant (someone who is excessively concerned with formalism or precision) to declare his affinity for punditry (ie, for disseminating his pedantic ravings broadly). Make sense to ya now?
21 Quest, Jan 24 2014

       //ya// Sp. you.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 24 2014

       Your title is wrong. It should read: Pendant of pedant's punditry.
the porpoise, Jan 24 2014

       Also, it is one of the very worst typographical errors to use “'” instead of “’”.
pocmloc, Jan 25 2014

       So, the pendant performs the dissemination? Would that be artificial dissemination, in this case?
UnaBubba, Jan 25 2014

       It is a clever trick, sir or madam, to bait the aspiring pedant by means of splitting the auxillary verb 'will' from the associated verb 'correct', but nobody here is going to fall for your obvious trap by criticising this perfectly acceptable sentence structure, I'm afraid.

       Would my wearing a pedant's pendant signify also that I will not correct people in the absence of any 'errors'?
bhumphrys, Jan 25 2014

       No. To assume that it did would be an appeal to probability.
21 Quest, Jan 25 2014

       Well then, it is worth pointing out that you have used the word 'which' in an essential clause, 'pendant you wear which...', and the correct grammar is 'pendant you wear that...'
bhumphrys, Jan 25 2014

       I'd just like to point out that one can be pedantic without necessarily being right.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 25 2014

       I'd like a Pedants Pendulating Pendant of Punditry
rcarty, Jan 25 2014

       Oooh... it could, perhaps, be pandemonious as well.
21 Quest, Jan 25 2014

       Is this related to a grammarian's gewgaw of gentility?

       A blusterer's bracelet of buffoonery?

       A linguist's lanyard of literalism?

       I could go on...

       ...but I won't!
Canuck, Jan 26 2014

       I'll wear mine next to my faultfinder's flag of fussiness
bhumphrys, Jan 26 2014

       A dork's diadem of declaration, A bitch's brooch of bossiness...
21 Quest, Jan 26 2014

       From the Pirates of Pedanzance;

       I have the merry twaddle of an English-Major Enema,
I've information extrema, anathema, and dénouement,
I know the rules of English, and my quotes can be quite boorical,
from manuscripts to hieroglyphs, in orders scategorical;
I'm very not untainted, too, with matters non-grammatical,
I detest aberrations, whether whimple or fanatical,
As for dangling participles I'm reaming out the lot of youse,
with diction most exact because your prose seem to have gotten loose...

       ...what they said. [+]
Grogster, Jan 26 2014

       [+] [2fries] ... but "youse".
FlyingToaster, Jan 26 2014

       Ah yes, thank youse.   

       //the correct grammar is 'pendant you wear that...'// ... only if you believe the MS Office grammar checker, which, personally, I don't.
pertinax, Jan 27 2014

       Argot adjuster's amulet of accomplishment.
Blathering bickerer's bracelet of bravery.
Communication corrector's claim of conquest.
Discourse decider's decoration of deeds done
Voice, Jan 27 2014

       Experienced Educer's Emblem of Excellence
Fecking Fearsome Fella's Fing of Fecking Fing
pocmloc, Jan 27 2014

       Twat's Tupee of Totalitarianism.
21 Quest, Jan 27 2014

       Heckler's heyday hat Imposers insignia of incompetence
Voice, Jan 28 2014


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