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Sep 30, 2008
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Insults

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quidnunc
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with Anu Garg

quidnunc

PRONUNCIATION:
(KWID-nungk)

MEANING:
noun: A nosy or gossipy person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin quid nunc (what now), implying someone constantly asking "What's new?"

USAGE:
"Naturally, the only time these messages pop up is when quidnunc co-workers are nearby."
Christopher Muther; Entertainment by the Foot; The Boston Globe; Jul 10, 2003.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control. -Cyril Connolly, critic and editor (1903-1974)

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