Thursday, March 01, 2007


This will be fun.

The editor of a local free magazine, in which Leonore has been publishing articles about exercise and nutrition, asked me to do a monthly, brief definition of a word of phrase, under the heading David's Definitions.

The first one will be in the April issue. Here it is:


    Or nit-picking, or nit picking, or picking nits.

    Nits are lice eggs. In the old days, people used to get rid of lice infestations on their kids' heads by shaving off all the hair and then picking off the nits, so that there wouldn't be another generation of lice. (The parents had to pick the nits off because lice use their saliva to glue their eggs to your scalp. Lice don't find that disgusting.) So nitpicking is looking for tiny details.


Lahdeedah said...

HEy! That's a good one.


picking nits

or driving wife batty with incessant picking :)

On our way to colorado tomorrow, allegedly.

David said...

If a marriage survives a move, that shows it's a very strong marriage, indeed. :)

Lahdeedah said...

LOL we've survived!

And woot! AWESOME weather we're having omigosh!

I love it so far, very perty...

David said...

Welcome to (to coin a phrase) God's country.

Drink lots of water. Expect spots in front of your eyes when you exert yourself. You won't be able to drink as much alcohol. Don't hike alone in the mountains. And other stuff that you've probably already heard.

Lahdeedah said...

the water is huge. neeed lots of it. And omigosh, walking up a flight of stairs too fast, yikes.