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    picayune

    Hi,

    I would like to know what "picayune" means here, because the dictionary definition that I found for "picayune" doesn't really suit in my head, the one that describes "picayune" as "trivial, unimportant".


    • "Good humored writing is far too rare a commodity for anyone to be picayune about it."

    It seems to be it could mean picky, but I'm not sure this is the meaning.

    Thanks.

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    Re: picayune

    Oxford give petty as a meaning, which would fit: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...glish/picayune

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