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The Pedants' Revolt 13:39 - Feb 18 with 1125 viewssolemio

Who was the leader of the Pedants' Revolt?

Which Tyler.
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The Pedants' Revolt on 14:02 - Feb 18 with 1091 viewsHARRY10

I think you will find it is Pedant's
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The Pedants' Revolt on 14:52 - Feb 18 with 1053 viewsNthsuffolkblue

The Pedants' Revolt on 14:02 - Feb 18 by HARRY10

I think you will find it is Pedant's


Only if Tyler was the sole member.

Although the 50 minutes it took to get a response suggests there are too few of us.

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The Pedants' Revolt on 16:03 - Feb 18 with 991 viewsAlanRetentive

The Pedants' Revolt on 14:52 - Feb 18 by Nthsuffolkblue

Only if Tyler was the sole member.

Although the 50 minutes it took to get a response suggests there are too few of us.


I fear that had Tyler been the sole member of this particular hypothetical event, one would be hard-pressed to accurately term it a 'revolt'. At worst one may perhaps employ 'rampage' or in modern parlance 'lone-wolf attack'. I think many of us struggle to find friends these days, whether for the purposes of conducting a revolt, or indeed purely for conversation.

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The Pedants' Revolt on 16:48 - Feb 18 with 961 viewsWeWereZombies

The Pedants' Revolt on 16:03 - Feb 18 by AlanRetentive

I fear that had Tyler been the sole member of this particular hypothetical event, one would be hard-pressed to accurately term it a 'revolt'. At worst one may perhaps employ 'rampage' or in modern parlance 'lone-wolf attack'. I think many of us struggle to find friends these days, whether for the purposes of conducting a revolt, or indeed purely for conversation.


But I think first we have to clarify whether it is pedants revolting against poor usage of language, non-pedants revolting against spurious and unnecessary corrections or strict pedants enforcing best practice upon well-meaning but lax pedants...

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The Pedants' Revolt on 17:56 - Feb 18 with 931 viewsAlanRetentive

The Pedants' Revolt on 16:48 - Feb 18 by WeWereZombies

But I think first we have to clarify whether it is pedants revolting against poor usage of language, non-pedants revolting against spurious and unnecessary corrections or strict pedants enforcing best practice upon well-meaning but lax pedants...


I am not altogether sure that a correction can be deemed unnecessary.

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The Pedants' Revolt on 19:09 - Feb 18 with 895 viewsWeWereZombies

The Pedants' Revolt on 17:56 - Feb 18 by AlanRetentive

I am not altogether sure that a correction can be deemed unnecessary.


If it adds nothing to the understanding of a sentence...

I'm in trouble now, aren't I?

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The Pedants' Revolt on 19:33 - Feb 18 with 876 viewsjeera

The Pedants' Revolt on 14:02 - Feb 18 by HARRY10

I think you will find it is Pedant's


As others have said:

Pedant's singular.

Pedants' plural.

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The Pedants' Revolt on 20:44 - Feb 18 with 854 viewsNthsuffolkblue

The Pedants' Revolt on 19:33 - Feb 18 by jeera

As others have said:

Pedant's singular.

Pedants' plural.


There is an argument that it could be the Pedants Revolt isn't there too? If it is a revolt that involves them but does not belong to them.

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The Pedants' Revolt on 20:56 - Feb 18 with 843 viewsjeera

The Pedants' Revolt on 20:44 - Feb 18 by Nthsuffolkblue

There is an argument that it could be the Pedants Revolt isn't there too? If it is a revolt that involves them but does not belong to them.


I'd have to consider that one.

I've had a Ghost Ship or 2 this evening and am too busy getting down-voted by my old mate Dolly elsewhere to be able to offer much here.

You seem a bright chap so I'll take your word for it!

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The Pedants' Revolt on 21:41 - Feb 18 with 822 viewsNthsuffolkblue

The Pedants' Revolt on 20:56 - Feb 18 by jeera

I'd have to consider that one.

I've had a Ghost Ship or 2 this evening and am too busy getting down-voted by my old mate Dolly elsewhere to be able to offer much here.

You seem a bright chap so I'll take your word for it!


Have an uppy to make up for one of the downvotes!

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