of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
Batrachomyomachy (ba-track-o-my-yo-mack-ee) is an impressively long word for a small, petty quarrel. If you and your brother or sister are fighting over who gets the front seat, you are having a batrachomyomachy.
These friends are clearly having a petty argument, or a batrachomyomachy.
An important bit of trivia: choose your battles carefully. Parents do not like batrachomyomachies. They are quick to send children who engage in batrachomyomachies to their bedrooms for the night.
Another important note: if you catch your parents having a batrachomyomachy, whatever you do, don't tell them so. Just quietly walk away and find something productive to do.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."