July 20, 2007


Friends, a new word!

Fussticular /fus.tic.u.lar/ adj. [N. Amer]

1: A mood comprising both "fussy" and "particular" elements; ie, wanting only very particular things, and being very fussy if they are not promptly delivered. "Elliot was a little fusticular about his dinner and would only eat sweet potato-coated cheerios."

2: A bad mood, evoking the word "funicular" and its conotations of escalation. "If we're not careful, Elliot is going to ride this fusticular mood all the way to the top."

1 comment:

Nico said...

I don't know how I missed this post on bloglines. TOO funny! I love your new words :-)