Mar 03 2014


It’s annoying when someone you’re arguing with (yes, on social media, not in actual [shudder] real life) says “I’m just being pedantic.”

No, you’re not being pedantic, you’re being wrong. I’m being pedantic, not you.



  1. 1
    Crimson Clupeidae

    Now you’re just being….

    Oh, nevermind, the jokes been made. :p

    I see that a lot too, although the more common version of it is ‘let’s agree to disagree’. Sure, but I’m disagreeing because I’ve got reality on my side, not delusional thinking.

  2. 2
    Claire Ramsey

    One important meaning of “pedantic” is precise. It’s a damn shame that the “over scrupulous” meaning has overwhelmed the “precise” meaning. . . How about if you said, “Well, I am only being precise and correct.” How about that, buddy?

  3. 3
    Claire Ramsey

    It’s a little bit harder to carry off w/straight face, I’d say. J’accuse, you are just being precise and correct. . .

    It doesn’t work, does it.

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