December 01, 2006

Everyone's doing it

Calling out the pesky pedants, that is. The pseudonymous Rex Parker railed against the strain of pedantry that involves harping on others' mistakes, as seen at the NYT Today's Puzzle forum a few days ago. And then today, Ken Jennings took trivia nit-pickers to task in his latest blog post.

Hey, I'm a reasonable person. A little pedantry is fine, as long as it's good-natured and not directed at an individual. But the nasty stuff, the one-upmanship, the personal carping—who needs it?