Is that an old word?  Pedantic?

I was told it was overused and out-of-date, and wasn’t being used any more.  I guess I’m not “with it,” or something.  That was another older term that I used to say in the 70s.  I say a lot of things that just aren’t “with it” or “groovy” any more.

I am positive I’m not elderly.  I’m just… old…er.

Do you ever look in the mirror and see lots of wrinkles?

(Okay, so here I go again rambling.  Please bare with me.)

So, I once dated a woman that did this wrinkle removal thing around her eyes that removed the dark circles.  It was noticeable.  I thought it didn’t look bad, per se.  It was just… ehhhh…. noticeable.

The reason I am mentioning the dark circle removal thing is because the woman I’m about to speak of had this same thing done.  I don’t necessarily find it unattractive.  I just think it’s… ummmmmm… noticeable.  (I also notice I will never have this done.)

I find I say a lot of things these days with an extremely long pause.  I’m not sure if I just don’t understand and my mind needs to keep up with the idea of what was said or what I just saw, or if I’m just wondering, “What the fuck did I just hear, or see?”

It is probably the ladder.

There is a lady I met recently.  No, I didn’t date her.  I’m still on dating sabbatical.  Please, please, I know.  Hearts are breaking as we speak (write?).

I don’t like to talk about others, but she just seems… uhhhhh… how do you say…. uhhhhh… pedantic.  I couldn’t really think of another word to use for this very pedantic person, who also had the wrinkle/dark circle removal thing done to her face.

[Pedantic, for those who have never used this word, means: Ostentatious in one’s learning.  Fastidious. Finicky. Perfectionist. Overly concerned with minute details.]


(Um… well, let me talk about someone else to cover my own feelings about myself.)

She actually told me a woman with a Masters degree in forensic anthropology wasn’t educated enough for her.  But, she kindly ate lunch with her.  You know?  To not make this person feel badly.  She put up with this under-educated forensic anthropologist.

As you know, forensic anthropology is for dummies.

I paused a lot after she said this.

I am sure I am a lower form when she speaks to me.  I don’t have a masters even!

I can barely form sentences.  If you’ve read this far, I am sure you are nodding your head.  “Yes, she writes very poorly.”

So, I just wanted to let you all know that I will no longer be using the term “pedantic.”  I am going to just put that word up on a shelf until it gets popular again.  I’m not sure when this will happen.

If you notice anyone using this word, please call someone.  I am sure there are others who can help.  It’s okay.  Words usually go in one ear and out the other, so I am sure the word will leave the minds of those around you in mere seconds.

You can walk away quietly.  Act like you didn’t even say that overused word.

If you need someone to talk to, please make sure they are not pedantic.








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