I am not a semanticist, I am a pedant
Originally Posted by Cpt Barbarossa
What is chauvinism? Sexism makes sense, does this picking on my grasp of the lingo make you a semanticist?
Cpt B - I hope you didn't think I was picking on your grasp of the lingo; there are so many lingos I have little or no grasp of that I would never cease being picked on if I opened myself to that! Cauvinism is a form of nationalism.
It might be worth quoting, although I can't remember where from, that "patriotism is the love of ones own country, nationalism is the hatred of someone else's country". I've met many patriots and enjoyed them showing me their country and why they love it. I've met a few nationalists, and I made my excuses and left.
Back on topic: how about "hairy chestist"? As in "I've got a hairier chest than you because I went further from civilisation, and I carried my GS on my back in a rucksack, and I had no shoe on one foot, having had to hack the other foot off with a rusty hacksaw blade after the snake bite"?
I've just read this before pressing "submit" and the number of typos was incredible (probably still missed one or two); is this poetic justice for a pedant?