I swear early on a read a book by someone, maybe even Pansy Kraus,
saying that a stone cutter is a “Lapidapterist”
For years, despite arguments from others, I defended that word.
People would often say "you mean “Lapidary”. I would respond that I
was not a building. And honestly, I did not like to be called a
Lapidarian because I come from the USA, not Lapida (that’s a joke
people). So recently I tried to look up my word. Alas, I find no
I discovered I am a Lapidarist even though I could be a Lapidist.
I used to be a Lapidapterist, not co be confused with a
Has anyone ever heard of the word “Lapidapterist”? Or did my mind
fabricate that one? Should I fly in the face of convention and use
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