The questioner is shouted down, accused of being a grammatical pedant .
The intrusive comma changes the sense, and gives the dedicated pedant a linguistic heart attack.
If we're going to play the grammatical pedant , then let's be careful to get it right.
Publishing on-line without proofreading is probably not the greatest of sins, but for a grammar pedant such as I, it's pretty transgressive nonetheless.
They could easily go to sleep to the murmuring oohs and aahs of connoisseurs and pedants .
No one makes fun of them for talking about adding mice to the cache, because only scholars and pedants remember the word's source.
I'm usually one of those ‘language is a living thing’ guys in these matters, laughing at the grammar pedants and vocabulary fascists.
Some pedants do let their love for rules get in the way of free-flowing language.
Suddenly, the grammar pedants were springing out of the woodwork from every direction and, whether we liked it or not, we were all being given lessons in how we should use our English.
For too long, we linguistic pedants have cringed, watching this phrase used, misused, and abused, again, and again, and again.