Word of the day: Persnickety
1. placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy
2. requiring a particularly precise or careful approach; painstaking care
3. snobbish, or having the aloof attitude of a snob
Today I helped in a grade three classroom. i was a "parent volunteer" for the children's art time. i absolutely loved it! kids give the best compliments. apparently i have nice teeth... then i ran some errands: stopped at the flower shop. bought a bright fuchsia gerber. ended up at la casa coffee, where my newest addiction was waiting for me... black tea, with a hint of sugar and a slice of lemon! dropped off the flower for a dearly loved friend. chatted for twenty minutes. fueled up the ol' volkswagon. and quickly picked up some last minute items from walmart. where my cashier happened to say "this old machine can be quite persnickety"... hence my word of the day - i am filled with so much joy when i hear people using words that never get any use. i could listen for hours to one's charming application of their vocabulary! so here is a challenge to you all - - - say a word today that you've never used, perhaps "persnickety?"