Some people hate it when…

I found something interesting in my computer’s dictionary. I looked up fastidiousness to check proper usage and was intrigued by the origin:

fastidious |faˈstɪdɪəs| adjective

  • very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail: she dressed with fastidious care.

  • very concerned about matters of cleanliness:the child seemed fastidious about getting her fingers dirty.

DERIVATIVES

fastidiously |faˈstɪdɪəsli| adverb

fastidiousness |faˈstɪdɪəsnəs| noun

ORIGIN late Middle English: from Latin fastidiosus, from fastidium ‘loathing’. The word originally meant ‘disagreeable’, later ‘disgusted’. Current senses date from the 17th century.

I like how the different meanings have a relationship. I think we can imagine a certain President Chump and his worshippers seething at the fastidious among us. They find people who are “very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail” quite disgusting and disagreeable.

Just thought I’d share that. And oh yeah, don’t do drugs kids.

 

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