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Word of the Day — November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012 - Scott Viau
Pedantry — PED-an-TREE — excessive concern with minor details

Example: "In a recent looking-back review of the movie version of 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' the New Yorker magazine said: 'The tale required many hours to unfold when screened on TV in the '70s, and the movie version is, by definition, a brisker quest; perhaps, however, a certain patient pedantry was essential to the original task, since the new adaptation seems duller and less enthralling.'"

 
 

 

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