Pedantry makes the world go 'round! I learned it a year ago and I love to use it. I like to say things like
"Stop being so pedantic!" and...
"Thats so pedagogically pedantic!"
It's utter nonsense. AND FUN.
"“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”"