Meticulous or meticulous
Scrupulous- it means careful, accurate, exact in trifles.
Meticulous or meticulous. How correct?
Is interestinghistorygiven adjective.
- It came to Russian from French: “scrupuleux”, i.e. thorough. It became the name of the measure of weight.scruple(1.244 g), which was actively used in Russia in the pharmaceutical industry.
- The adjective “scrupulous”, “thorough” arose from the noun “scruples”, because the pharmacist had to measure the components of the drugs very accurately.
Why is it often pronounced incorrectly:meticulous?This is most likely due to the fact that three consecutive consonants are difficult to pronounce. Here comes a vowel sound between them.
Pilots, having received information that both lanes are under repair, withmeticulousaccuracy followed the instructions of the dispatcher.
Material prepared: Vera Melnikova.