10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERNICKETY»
Discover the use of pernickety
in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pernickety
and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Wittgenstein's Lasting Significance
This certainly cannot be demonstrated in the 'pernickety' way that Sullivan reads
into §6.53. The pernickety Wittgensteinian critic whofollows 'the strictly
correctmethod' of §6. 53asSullivan construesitsays tothe wouldbe metaphysician:
Max Kölbel, Bernhard Weiss, 2004
Miss Pernickety appeared and was bending over her offering a red clay bowl of
thick steaming gruel, 'my goodness, but ye've slept all day and best part 0' a
raucous evening's entertainment - God's teeth ye must be fair starved, lass.
Harper's New Monthly Magazine
I guess he was allcrs cranky and pernickety." "I do not quite understand," I said ; "
pernickety ?" " Well, yes, crotchety like. I believe he got sort of disgruntled with the
minister, and so he don't go to meeting." "And does not he let his niece go ...
The work and operation of the Copyright Tribunal: second ...
It may appear pernickety in some ways in detail; they undergo constant revision;
we look at them, the deputy chairman and I, and we tweak them and improve
them as we go along. I do not agree that they are so characterised. Q43 Mr
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Innovation, Universities & Skills Committee, 2008
Dictionary of Confusable Words
finicky/pernickety Finicky is used for things (less often people) that are
unnecessarily fussy: 'The finicky rules of the place were rather irritating.'
Pernickety means the same, but is used more of people: 'The pernickety old man
was constantly ...
The Stradivarius in the Basement: A collection of essays
It was an exciting day when Miss Pernickety told us we should all become
owners of real ink pens. Fine and expensive pens were available for the
privileged in those days, but what most of us were able to afford could be found at
the local ...
Bergs, Alexander; Brinton, Laurel J.: English Historical ...
Garner loves to be persnickety: “persnickety; *pernickety. Although the latter is
the older form, persnickety is now about five times as common in print as *
pernickety in American English” (s. v., persnickety). (In linguistic discourse, the
asterisk is ...
Alexander Bergs, Laurel J. Brinton, 2012
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
... determinate, diagnose, diagnosticate, distinguish, pinpoint, place, recognize,
spot finical adj syn NICE 1, dainty, fastidious, finicking, finicky, fussy, particular,
pernickety, persnickety, squeamish con slipshod, sloppy, slovenly; blowsy,
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1988
Persistent Ruskin: Studies in Influence, Assimilation and Effect
For it is Fry, rather than Proust, who is being 'pernickety' and 'silly' - and thus fickle
, trivial and misguided - when he dismisses Proust's 'pernickety' and 'silly'
dedication to the implicitly 'pernickety' and 'silly' Ruskin. Clive Bell, Woolf and Fry
Dr Brian Maidment, Dr Keith Hanley, 2013
Bennett traded chortling words with him then smiled inanely. Miss Pernickety
acknowledged the agitated hand signalling and came to inquire why they
gesticulated so wildly. Bennett winked her into submission as she approached
flicking her ...
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERNICKETY»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pernickety
is used in the context of the following news items.
Inside Out review - Pixar are back to their best
Watching 20 years of unalloyed excellence has left one pretty pernickety when it comes to Pixar movies. And while their last three outings, Cars ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
We should pay to get into museums
Having undergone a thorough restoration in 2008, his movement is as deft as it ever was, comically pernickety but also elegant, even a little ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
Teenage kicked: The CEO who thinks advisers should grow up
As has become fashionable among the more urbane financial adviser, Harper insisted his clients are less concerned by cost than pernickety ... «Professional Adviser, Jul 15»
Giulia Crouch: Cheltenham's 'tanning shop protesters' are clearly …
... window of the salon. Now, call me pernickety, but I'd like the protesters' definition of 'feminism' because it seems that they're a little confused. «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»
Doctor Who's Professor Stahlman, Actor Olaf Pooley, Dies at 101
(I get your point though, am just being pernickety). Also It's too early to tell about Capaldi but if the quality of last season continues then happy ... «Doctor Who UK Webzine, Jul 15»
The pernickety Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana insists that authentic pizza has to be baked on the floor of a wood-fired oven, at 485°C. «Hindu Business Line, Jul 15»
The People's Pedant: Jonathan Portes vs British journalism
It was all resolved, but Ferguson was enraged by Portes' pernickety perseverance. “You know, to the extent there's an underlying truth to ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»
Restaurant Review: Nam Dao Kham lives up to cult-like reputation in …
... and Nang's experience abroad means she not only speaks perfect English but is also pernickety about cleanliness – you won't see anyone ... «Myanmar Times, Jul 15»
Madeleine Rees: Human rights lawyer on her battle to combat …
... who is the secretary general of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), believes that the criticism is “pernickety ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
Selection of gems at the Scandinavian Film Festival
Legendary Finnish actor Antti Litja plays the grump, a cantankerous, pernickety 80-year-old farmer who is fiercely opposed to modernisation. «Northern Star, Jul 15»