Definition: Persnickety (pronounced: per-snik-i-tee); Scottish; adjective
According to the Dictionary:
1. Overparticular, fussy
2. Snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob
That sounds a little negative don't you think? This is how it translates into Mariya's Dictionary:
1. Being blessed with the tendencies of having expensive taste while you have a modest income.
2. Being particular about our hair, our shoes, our men, and choosing to eat at beautiful, gourmet restaurants because, well, we can!
Why I love this word:
I recently had a conversation with a friend and we both agreed that sometimes it's ok to splurge and spoil yourself. We are both extraordinarily hard working individuals and concur that we shouldn't feel guilty for being particular about the things we buy and if we shop more often than we should. Life is short and while I'm most definitely not saying to spend all of your money and shop like a maniac, but remember that the most important person and investment in your life is you. Why should you settle? Be picky about the foods you eat and where you eat from. Be picky about the clothes you wear and what brands you buy them from. Be picky about your men or women and don't ever settle. While an overdue burden comes along with being persnickety, this word acknowledges that we will forever have our peculiar ways and we deserve to spoil ourselves. I think that's what makes us more interesting.
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