Verboticism: Parsnickety

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DEFINITION: n. A person who constantly corrects other people's grammar. v. To habitually correct the grammar of everyone with whom you speak regardless of the social context or the minuteness the perceived error.

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Parsnickety

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: par-SNIK-ety

Sentence: Being a stickler for grammar, Miriam was always quick to correct even the most insignificant grammatical blunders, and was especially critical of her boyfriend, Maxim, whose grammar skills were particularly weak.

Etymology: Blend of 'parse' (To break (a sentence) down into its component parts of speech with an explanation of the form, function, and syntactical relationship of each part. ) and 'persnickety' (Overparticular about trivial details; fastidious)

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Comments: Parsnickety

silveryaspen - 2009-01-16: 02:09:00
Excellent!

Jabberwocky - 2009-01-16: 16:14:00
love it

Nosila - 2009-01-16: 20:49:00
He should MAXIMize Miriam's skills as his own personal editor...great word.