Fun Fact January 26, 2022.

Are you, or do you know someone who is persnickety?  Perhaps you are or you do, but you’re not sure exactly what persnickety means.  I’m here to help.  According to etymo online dot com, the word first shows up around 1808 and is most likely an extended version of the Scottish pernickty.  Where that came from is not clear.  The Latin prefix, per, means thoroughly, which fits in with the definition of persnickety.  It means a person who is precise, fastidious or fussy especially about trivial matters.  A person who is persnickety may also be considered a snob.  Situations can also be persnickety.  Consider a task that requires a great deal of attention to detail.  You may describe that as a persnickety job.  Listen to the podcast here;