Monday, July 6, 2009

This Kind of Person Usually Isn't Funny


funny word of the day: persnickety

Definition from Merriam-Webster:
per·snick·e·ty
Pronunciation:
\pər-ˈsni-kə-tē\
Function:
adjective
Etymology:
alteration of pernickety
Date:
1915
1 a: fussy about small details : fastidious b: having the characteristics of a snob 2: requiring great precision
— per·snick·e·ti·ness
\-nəs\ noun
Tony Shaloub's character on Monk could be considered persnickety, as he has an obsessive attention to detail, but the word is also used to described stuck up people.

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