Can u smell the word <b>'PANDIT'</b>( "Scholar" in english) from "Pedantic"? PANDITs are usually very strict about the bookish stuff.
pedantic sounds like VEDANTIC. Any body who follows Vedas is usually a v. conservative and bookish person.
rhymes pendant. pendant is a small thing but when it is lost you are damn worried. so worrried about small things
ped - to do with a child; pedantic = ped + anti + c; therefore not childlike; showing off bookish learning
ped(tree) + ant >>> we see ants crawling on tree.. they are considered to follow their trivial tendency of walking in line.. same is here.. someone following his trivial knowledge..
think "frantic-antic" or doing something with urgency...
similar to pandit and tantric...having the traits of both.
PEN FRANTIC - the teacher is writing too much on the board you can't copy fast enough
padha aatt taak