|Jun 22, 2010
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg from Wordsmith
ETYMOLOGY:Variant of pernickety (the spelling still used in the UK). Of unknown origin.
USAGE:”My father and I are both persnickety. We don’t like noise in the kitchen, and a few grains of salt on a tablecloth make us shiver.”
“And what will the filmmakers eventually get for more than 12 hours of painstaking persnickety work?”
Explore “persnickety” in the Visual Thesaurus.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Men have slow reflexes. In general it takes several generations later for them to understand. -Stanislaw J. Lec, poet and aphorist (1909-1966)