Friday, September 21, 2007

Stickler

You know, I love Jesse. He's a great father a heck of a husband. Not many men would be as supportive as he's been when their wife is carrying another man's baby. But sometimes I just have to laugh at him. Take the following exchange:

Jesse: This has become a stickling point with us.
Me: (trying not so smile) Stickling?
Jesse: (frustrated) Ok, whatever. It's become a stickle point with us.

How can I not laugh when he does stuff like that?

3 comments:

Judy said...

dictionary definition
stickle (intr.v.) (-led, -ling, -les): (1) to argue or contend stubbornly especially about trivial points (2)to have or raise objections; scruple.

So, I do think that stickling point is corrct, much as running track is correct or flying bird is correct.

But then again, the whole thing could just be a "stickler".

Judy

Beany said...

sticking point
noun

A point, issue, or situation that causes or is likely to cause an impasse.

from:
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Copyright © 2005, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated 2005.

Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.

I think I'm going to have to go with Jenny on this one.

Jen said...

Yes! Vindication is mine!