I had about 53 kittens when I made this astonishing discovery, but the truth will out: it has come to my attention that I have been using the word pedantic incorrectly all these years.
It turns out that pedantic denotes a massively different condition than I’d thought: “over-precise and supercilious.” What I’ve always intended to convey when employing pedantic is “authoritarian and supercilious.”
The Blame Agreement on the comments page will be corrected to reflect this momentous breakthrough in my grasp of the mother tongue.
The irony — that I myself may be accurately described as pedantic, ostentatiously bookish, and given to excessively subtle reasoning — is not lost on me.
That is all.