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Punctilious

Postby kate » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:56 am

What a wonderful word!

I must admit that I myself could be described as being punctilio,meaning that I have a habit of being formal,fussy,pedantic and pernickerty............,much to the annoyance of some people.
I never make mistakes,just unavoidable errors!
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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:00 pm

Strangely that doesn't transpire in your writing.

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Postby Stargzer » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:24 pm

That's probably because she can let her alter ego cut loose here in the AlphaAgora . . . :)
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Postby kate » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:32 pm

Brazilian dude,I respect you for stating your opinion but would respect you even more if you would be so kind as to give an explanation for your reasons. I am not beyond critisism.

As I have previously explained I am not and would never even try to be Mrs know-it-all although I do have a certain admiration for the people who are but I have no respect for people who are patronizing and condescending as this only shows a huge lack in skill on their part.
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Postby KatyBr » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:38 pm

I read BD's reply as a compliment. Oh well.

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I noticed the pernickety.
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Postby kate » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:43 pm

Well if that is the context that it was meant well then I take it back and an apology is in order. Maybe it's just my mind playing tricks and a simple case of paranoia developing. :oops: :lol:
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Postby KatyBr » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:49 pm

BD is the old-world gallant kind-o-guy, always err on the side of kind with him.
I noticed that Dr. Goodword's pernickety was used, he'll like that, I always thought the word was persnickety but he....... well, he'll notice I'm sure.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:17 pm

BD is the old-world gallant kind-o-guy

I never knew Brazil was in the old world. :D

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Postby KatyBr » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:24 pm

Brazill isn't; but you've always impressed me as such an old-school kind of gentleman, quite the gallant....

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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:31 pm

It's the Latin blood.

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Postby KatyBr » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:47 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:It's the Latin blood.

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It must be :D

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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:58 pm

Okay, then let's punctiliate this: The Alpha Agora, where webminded verbivores shop ideas. I would have said shop for ideas and www.merriamwebster.com seems to take my side. Place your bets.

shop
Main Entry: shop
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): shopped; shop·ping
intransitive senses
1 a : to examine goods or services with intent to buy b : to hunt through a market in search of the best buy
2 : to make a search : HUNT
transitive senses : to examine the stock or offerings of <shop the stores for Christmas gift ideas>


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