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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

I have been accused by someone of being a pedant (but he is too, by the way), and I have quite often been known to complain about the practice of nouns being turned into verbs these days.  Most recently, via my daughter,  I became aware of the noun-verb tabling (sitting at a table at an exposition and handing out information).

After viewing this little video gem with the words of Stephen Fry, I renounce every criticism of grammer I have made in the past. I have, and still do, however, appreciate the beauty of words.

5 comments:

Crockhead said...

I don't think you're a pendant. But that is a great clip.

Gnightgirl said...

I love this clip too; wish I'd have had it 20 years or so ago, when the guy I was dating constantly corrected my grammar, and told me he was "dismayed by my anti-intellectual attitude" towards words, grammar, and language.

Do over!

Catch Her in the Wry said...

crock: I know I'm not a pendant because I hate hanging around the necks of someone. Oops - Does that make me a certifiable pedant? I'm sure you were waiting for that response.;D

Gnightgirl: Good riddance to him. Just think about all the good stuff he missed by being such a snob.

Crockhead said...

Yes, I was trying to catch you with wry. The most annoying person is a pedantic pundit. But you're not one of them either. You're not annoying at all.

white rabbit said...

Pedant? Moi?

Okay, I admit it...