The first prompt for the first day of Just Jot It January is the word Persnickety.

This month’s blog challenge is brought to you by Linda G. Hill and you can find her page here


The word Persnickety is a funny one. It means to be fussy, stuck-up, snobbish, and overly concerned with attention to details.

I’ve always heard this word used, also, to mean very picky about what someone does, or their likes or dislikes.

I don’t think I’m very persnickety at all. I’m not picky about much of anything. I feel I take things as they come, and make the best of it.

I do like to play around with words, sometimes. I like to de-construct them, look up definitions, re-arrange the letters, make anagram words, and make up new definitions for them. So, if I happened to get another cat, I might call him Nic. That’s because the word persnickety reminds me of a cat…. Purrs – nic – kittyΒ  =^..^=

What do you think of the word persnickety? Funny or a bad term for a person?


Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

Β© 2016 BS

10 responses »

  1. If persnickety was a word used to describe me, I would have thought it an insult. That was before I saw it used on the other peoples posts. Now am not so sure. I do tend to be picky so that would be true.:-)


    • Hi, Deb! I know, I never really thought about the word before. It was just a funny word we used to get a laugh. I would think everyone is a little persnickety about a few things, though. Thanks for the follow, visit, and comment! πŸ™‚

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  2. I vaguely remember my aunt saying that I was a persnickety little wretch when I was about 11 years old … but i don’t think she actually knew what the meaning of the word was at the time as she was referring to my (even then) visceral dislike of liver and peas. πŸ˜‰


  3. I enjoy the word (it makes me think of Lemony Snicket!) even if the meaning isn’t as nice for the receiver. I’ve always pronounced it ‘pernickety’ – thanks for putting me straight! Thanks for the blog follow btw too πŸ™‚


  4. Hi, Haylee! I always liked the way Lemony Snicket sounds, too.:) This challenge has really given us some new words to learn about, it’s true! Thanks for your dropping by today!


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