Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thesaurus Thursday: "Pettifoggery."

Yes, it's that time again!  Today's word is "pettifoggery," a noun that means either quibbling over trivia or the use of rhetoric, sophisms and pettiness by a legal practitioner.

"Red questions are best!"
"No, green questions are best!"

Their argument about whether Aristotle was more influential than Plato devolved into mere pettifoggery, ending with everyone arguing about what types of sandals were best in hot weather.

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