Stick-to-it-iveness isn’t always a good thing!

Posted: February 16, 2019 in Six-Word Saturday
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© janet m. webb

for Six Word Saturday

  1. Su Leslie says:

    This is a great image Janet. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  2. You do an exceptional job with play on words. 🙂

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    Prickly business! Ouch!

  4. Debbie Smyth says:

    That’s an interesting new word! An a lovely, albeit prickly, image

    • It’s actually a word: “Sticktoitiveness—meaning dogged perseverance—regularly appears in three forms: the unhyphenated form, stick-to-it-iveness, and stick-to-itiveness. The three-hyphened form was most common when the word came about in the U.S. in the late 19th century (as attested by the OED‘s examples and in historical news searches). But today, the two-hyphened stick-to-itiveness is most common, and the unhyphenated form is still comparatively rare. The last form is steadily gaining ground, though, and is likely to prevail in the near future, if the word stays in the language.” I thought it was perfect for this image. 🙂


  5. words4jp says:

    I love, love this ~ reminds me of my mom who loved indoor plants – especially cacti. She had quite a few and they loved my bedroom window. Every time I went to window to either crack it open or close it – one of her little devils would bite me! I swear they can shoot their little needles! My mom insisted it was their way of blowing a kiss. Now, many years later…..I have a few cacti. Mine seem tame compared to my mom’s. Or maybe, I paid my dues thru years of tolerating their ‘signs of affection’. 🙂

  6. Dan Antion says:

    Ouch! Oh that looks like it would be painful. Beautiful image, though.

  7. eklastic says:

    Aua! (= ouch in German, one falls back on one’s native tongue in situation like these 😀 ) But I like the photo very much. And if I’d used sticktoitiveness in a sentence, I’m sure everybody would have corrected me!

  8. restlessjo says:

    Isn’t language a bizarre thing? I was astounded to read that this is a word, Janet. 🙂 🙂 Nice photo, though.

  9. Pointillism at it’s finest.

  10. Tina Schell says:

    Ouch! I stepped on one of these needles in my brother’s yard in Scottsdale. Horrific pain!!!!

  11. marianallen says:

    Hehehe! You got me! When I read your title, I thought it would be about sticktoitiveness that crosses the line into pig-headedness! My kindergarten teacher used to use the word sticktoitiveness ALL the TIME. It was usually preceded by the descriptive phrase “good old American”. Brings to mind another odd word: jingoism.

  12. ronaldpoels says:

    Nice composition.

  13. A rather prickly subject. 😳