I have been derided for being "pedantic", i.e. you're just being pedantic.
Indeed I was being very precisely academically correct.
Am I supposed to be sorry for being academically correct about a subject I have extensively studied academically and am working to communicate to the other?
So "pedantic" is a word of threat/abuse for one, and a word of determined love for me.
Should I apologise for being "pedantic" or should they apologise for using the word as an insult? Or something other than those?
Should perhaps neither apologise, but instead both update their own schema about the term "pedantic", such that for the learner it's less insulting, and for the teacher it's too formal for that student.
Cause when some one tells me I am pedantic, I'm like, you bloody bet ya I am thanks for the compliment!