Perfect Pedant

Joined: August 7, 2011

Number of comments posted: 25

Number of votes received: 13

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“Under urgency”

“Under urgency”? I recently came across this phrase for the...

“hone in” vs. “home in”

Why does sports media persist in the use of the phrase “hone...

Recent Comments

on: “Bring” vs. “Take” differences in UK and American English

I think the hirsute Caledonian makes a some very good points...

on: “Bring” vs. “Take” differences in UK and American English

@Hairy Scot English has become like Aussie Rules football...

on: Word in question: Conversate

OH DEAR! So English is to be just like Aussie Rules Footb...

on: Pronouncing “mandatory”

Forvo.com, which is a good source for checking pronunciation...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

@D.A.W I have in the past carped about the length of your...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles @Gallitrot I am indeed sceptical and I was neith...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

@goofy Other languages?...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

@Jasper Your use of "In regards, to English ... " certa...

on: Pronouncing “gala”

Percy, I guarantee that if you go a few miles north to th...

on: “Anglish”

Anglish is probably a diverting hobby for those who are inte...

on: “get in contact”

I suppose a lot depends on the context. For standard everyd...

on: Molotov Cocktails

@D. A. Wood "Despite the fact that I specifically mentioned...

on: Pronouncing “début”

"but" in French is closer to 'bew' than 'boo', so it would b...

on: Correct preposition following different?

Extract from http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-dif1.htm :-...

on: Correct preposition following different?

Previous post didn't do to well with tabs. But the figures ...

on: Correct preposition following different?

The Collins Cobuild Bank of English shows choice of preposit...

on: Difference between acronyms and initials?

Definition of ACRONYM : a word (as NATO, radar, or laser) f...

on: Difference between acronyms and initials?

@DAPster There is a world of difference between acronyms,...

on: Word in question: Conversate

@AnWulf Those of us who hold that the OED is the ultimate a...

on: What is the word for intentionally incorrect spelling?

I think that Hairy Scot got it right with "cacography", and ...

on: -age words

Apparently some of these words do have a distinct meaning of...

on: that vs. if and whether

Nice one Rachel!...

on: “hone in” vs. “home in”

"It came to public attention and gained some notoriety when ...