Pedant[change | change source]
Hello. My username on the simple Wikipedia is Pedant. I use the same name on all the wikimedia projects. If you would like to ask me a question or tell me something, leave me a message by clicking this link
About my name[change | change source]
"Pedant" does not mean any kind of ant. A "pedant" is a person who thinks that even very small details are important. The word "pedant" comes from a much older word that means "someone that teaches", so pedant can mean "teacher" too.
What the dictionary says about "pedant"[change | change source]
Pedantic is a word used to describe the way a pedant is or the way that a pedant behaves. It can also describe things that are done in the same way that a pedant would do that thing. It means "one who makes a show of teaching."
The English language Wiktionary is at . The "Wiktionary" is an online dictionary. (A dictionary is a "book or list of words" and tells what words mean.) The Wiktionary says that a pedant is "a person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning."
Synonym[change | change source]
The Wiktionary says that the word "pedantic" is a synonym for "fussy". A synonym is a word that has the same meaning as another word, or, it can mean a word that has a meaning that is almost the same.
Adjective[change | change source]
The Wiktionary says that "fussy" is an adjective that relates to the word 'fuss'. An adjective is a word that describes another word. (So a pedant can also be called a "fussy person" or a "person that is fussy".)
Noun and Verb[change | change source]
Noun[change | change source]
A noun describes a thing, or person or place. As a noun, a fuss is "too much activity or chatting about something".
Verb[change | change source]
As a verb, "fuss means to be very worried or excited about something".
What Albert Einstein says[change | change source]
What I say[change | change source]
Maybe I have picked a good word for my user name, because I like to teach and I like to say things that are really true and not just almost true -- I am not sure if I am 'fussy', but I am very excited about Wikipedia.