Vanity, they name is pedantry.

Err, yes, I know I should take that advice to heart more often.

4 thoughts on “Pedantry”

  1. The pedant is actually incorrect; Cornish pasties are not Cornish pastries, even though they consist largely of pastry. Mr Dubner has no excuse, even if he knows nothing about Cornish eating habits, as the OED and its offshoots all list pasty in this sense.

  2. There’s always one who doesn’t get it, isn’t there? This question is not addressed to Geoff, because he won’t get it.

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