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Grammaticaster and Rupestrian

Good Monday to you, my precious wordlings. I missed last week because of uni again, but never fear, here's two words to make up for it. Here's hoping our weeks are productive and fun!

 

Grammaticaster

noun

Pronunciation:
[gram-ati-cah-ster]

Definition:
Someone who is pedantic about the proper use of grammar, down to the pettiest of rules. Often used to describe someone who has earned distaste for such conduct.

Etymology:
The Latin grammaticus meaning a grammarian.

 

Rupestrian
adjective


Pronunciation:
[ru-pes-tree-yen]

Definition:
Made out of/written in or on rocks.

Etymology:
From the Latin rupes meaning crag, cliff.

Notes: There is also Rupestrine (or Rupicolous), which is a biological term used exclusively to refer to living organisms that dwell or grow in/on rocks. Today's word Rupestrian can refer to either living organisms or nonliving, such as in our usage below.



Usage:
"Daniel was admiring the new exhibition items at the museum with awe. Several stone tablets of rupestrian text, claimed to be the original written commandments.

"This can't be God's work," a man behind Daniel said, "God would have used apostrophes!"

Daniel wanted to pick up the stone tablet and ram it down the obnoxious grammaticaster's throat but thought the better of it. They were heading to the classical history section next and the thought of using a Hoplite's Xiphos to run him through was far more appealing."   


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Tags: adjective, g, noun, r, wordsmith: brbplayingchess
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