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Example 3: The Great Gatsby By F. From About Orchids: A Chat, by Frederick Boyle Examples of Pedantic Characters in Literature Example 1: Pale Fire By Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov has used Charles Kinbote as a pedant in his novel Pale Fire.
pedant - But, methinks, we should enlarge the Title, and give it to every one that does not know how to think out of his Profession and particular way of Life.
Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Compare the Spanish pedante. The term in English is typically used with a negative to refer to someone who is over-concerned with and whose tone is. Sometimes the rules that OCPD sufferers obsessively follow are of their own devising, or are corruptions or reinterpretations of the letter of actual rules. Pedantry can also be an indication of specific developmental disorders. In particular, people with often have behaviour characterized by. But, methinks, we should enlarge the Title, and give it to every one that does not know how to think out of his Profession and particular way of Life. He is, in effect, a man unable to laugh at himself. It wastes your time and annoys the pedant. Dive into the open flowing waters and leave the stagnant canals be... Above all, let there be pleasure! The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Fifth ed. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Retrieved 27 March 2015. The Oxford English Dictionary Draft ed. Archived from on 2008-08-07. Archived from on April 7, 2007. Archived from on 3 November 2004. Retrieved 27 March 2015.