Our chronicles as we create our off-grid homestead in Interior Alaska -- from escaping the rat race and big city, to extreme cold weather subsistence/self-sufficient living just outside the Arctic Circle.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Word of the Day: Mumpsimus
For your vocabulary expansion and conversational pleasure, may I present...
Mumpsimus: a stubborn person who insists on making an error in spite of being shown that it is wrong
Now what did you do?
ROFL -- I'm sure I've made a multitude of errors, but usually not once someone has shown me that they're wrong. I'm way too OC about efficiency to be stubborn enough to continue to do something that's proven wrong or ineffective.
No, I've just had to deal with a few mumpsimuses lately. If they're only screwing themselves, I could care less if they want to pig-headed; but when their error also screws me, I have a problem.
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