Saturday, December 31, 2011

A.Word.A.Day drabble – “persnickety”

A.Word.A.Day drabble – 6/22/10: “persnickety”

A Word A Day by Anu Garg


1. Fussy about minor details.
2. Snobbish.
3. Requiring keen attention to detail, as a job.
Variant of pernickety (the spelling still used in the UK). Of unknown origin.

“Clean sheets and towels?”

“Of course, that’s the first thing I did.”

“All of the ESPNs unblocked from the DVR?”

“Yes, but how many football games can one man watch, anyway?”

“I don’t know; he’s your father. What else, what else....Hypo-allergenic soap in the bathroom, decaf coffee and six different kinds of bran cereal in the kitchen....”

“Would you please relax and stop being so persnickety! They’re just my parents.”

“Just your parents. Just your parents! Are you kidding me?”

“They’ll love you. Because I do.”

“Oh. That’s so sweet. Now, go mop the garage floor before they get here.”

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