Thursday, December 08, 2005

Your Pedagogical Pedant-General goes walkabout

... at the Sharpener.

Who could ever have thought that your mild and self-effacing Pedant-General would have such a rant inside him?

6 comments:

ninme said...

Maybe we should get some behavioral anthropologists on this? Mild and self-effacing grammar-enthusiast turns rantarific on matters affecting his children?

dearieme said...

Years ago, when Deariewee was about 4, she took bad tumbles from her bike a couple of times. Off to the hospital, just in case. After the second time, the hospital followed up with a letter that enquired whether we were abusing her.

The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

ninme:

Repeat after me: "A little more mathematics and a little less sociology."

Show me a behavioural anthropologist and I'll show you a tweed-coated parasite that wouldn't survive 20 seconds in the real world. (Only joking Unity)

Dearieme: How did they sign off the letter? Was it "Warm regards" or "I remain, sir, your humble servant".

;-)

Toodle Pip!
PG

Deogolwulf said...

Ooo, P-G, you've caused quite a fuss over at The Sharpener. The air is full of blind hornets and buzzing pieties. But then, what did you expect? You poked them in the provokables with a sensible-stick.

I hope you didn't mind my jumping in. I couldn't help myself - lacking in free will, what?

The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

Ah Deogolwulf, we are all struggling against extra-individual causes.

The spirit is willing etc.

"You poked them in the provokables with a sensible-stick. "

I can feel a strap line coming on....

ninme said...

P-G: Another rant! And I don't believe your children were threatened! What could this mean? Did you perhaps once have a traumatic experience with an emotive tweed-covered university graduate as a child?