Word Up, YO! Week 23

This week brought a return of a familiar face, as well as welcomed a few new men to the family. You new Associates have been elevated from your previous Men In Waiting status; we Dons have full faith in your abilities and look forward to your future contribution on our behalfs.

JenHeadJen made a strong attempt at buttering-up one Don in hopes to achieve “Made” status.

Though it was Ali from Last Splash who stole our hearts. Her tale about an eccentric… er, um, pedantic…or, was it ECLECTIC (?) conversation with her husband was the winner winner chicken dinner this week.

Ali, in the eyes of the Nerd Mafia, you are now a Made Man!

Please follow the link for the rules of Word Up, YO!

Good luck to all! And maybe next week, you’ll be “made”, too!

Please follow the link for the rules of Word Up, YO!

Now, on to next week’s word of the week…

Ali’s vocabulary-rich post is what inspired this week’s word.



Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules: a pedantic attention to details.

pe·danti·cal·ly adv.
Synonyms: pedantic, academic, bookish, donnish, scholastic
These adjectives mean marked by a narrow, often tiresome focus on or display of learning and especially its trivial aspects: a pedantic writing style; an academic insistence on precision; a bookish vocabulary; donnish refinement of speech; scholastic and excessively subtle reasoning.

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You can also play at my partners-in-crimes’ sites, the other two members of the Nerd Mafia:

Liz from a belle, a bean and a chicago dog
Kristin from Taming Insanity

And so it goes…