November 15, 2007

The Winner of the Nerd Crown

My husband, who was once a writing tutor and in one of his proudest moments made a girl cry when he used big words that she didn't understand (words like pejorative), called me up yesterday to suggest that I should change the glaring mixed metaphor at the end of the last post. It's true. It is a pretty dreadful one, but I'm feeling far too lazy to change it. I told him I didn't want to and called him a pedant.

My seven year old's ears perked up. He, too, often gets called a pedant by his parents. In mock annoyance he declared, "I'm Mr. Pedant! No fair stealing my title and giving it to Dad!"

I've always said that boy was just like his father.


Love the new design, by the way!

Posted by: dcrmom at November 17, 2007 10:13 PM

The first time I read it I read pendant... I was thinking how you may really be to highbrow for me after all just that did not make sense... then I re-read it and "got it" and felt really dumb... which is why I have tagged you.

Posted by: blair at November 18, 2007 01:06 PM

I saw "pendant" at first, too!

Posted by: Busy Mom at November 19, 2007 11:08 AM