Missing the wood for the trees

I wrote this in 2013 and today I thought about it and laughed.

Nitpicking

Shouldn’t that be ‘nitpicking’
because there aren’t any nits?

It’s a metaphorical reference.
You should not use contractions.

This is not formal writing.

So what is the purpose of this piece?
One should always have a purpose, you know.
It’s in the Syllabus.
Section 3.1.1 (d)
We Should Always Have A Purpose For Our Writing.

Should ‘nitpicking’ really be two words
or should it be hyphenated?
Hyphenate.
I hate that word.
It’s an awful verbiation.
That’s another word I don’t like.
The act of changing a noun to a verb.

‘nit-picking’

Yes.

That looks about right.

So what is the purpose of this piece?

To say that I am far too concerned about minute grammatical features and in the process, neglect the bigger picture?

That is insane.

Please change all these that I’ve circled in red and re-submit this piece again before I consider your points.

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