noun. A quibbler, One who makes trivial criticisms.
He is indeed..the prince of Pettifogulisers.
The Common Reader: 2nd Series, Virginia Woolf (1932)
I like the sound of this word. I don’t think I need any other reason to post it, right? It also falls into the category of words you can use for name-calling without getting into too much trouble because no one else will know what the word means. Unless of course they read this blog — which is highly unlikely.
It’s probably safe to use, so I will. If you’re ever called a Pettifogulizer, it’s probably me. Introduce yourself. I’d be happy to meet one of my two readers.