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ThatFanficGuy  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: The hubwheel is not a "like" button.

Depends on your perspective.

I try to be very precise with my speech. I value it. Not being precise makes me cringe. I can see the layers of meaning that, for me, need to be distinguished and operated upon separately.

Most people don't see it that way, which is how you get "pedantic" as an insult. I really don't know it is that makes such high precision to be so distressing. I wish I did. My only theory is that higher-level precision is overexposure to most people, in the same way too much light hurts our eyes - but I have no clue how close that is to reality.