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Re: Poking your nose into other peoples business

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 26, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Poking your nose into other peoples business posted by Bruce Kahl on March 26, 2004

: : Hello,

: : I would like to know about the expessions or phrases similar to this one: poking your nose into other peoples business! It is often said by people although with different options. Is there an original phrase like this?

: Not phrases but:
: busybody
: kibitzer
: gossipmonger
: buttinsky
: nosy-parker
: yenta
: quidnunc

I AM impressed. I never knew that another word for "snooping around" or "sticking your nose where it doesn't belong" was quidnunckery. Until now. (Actually, quidnunckery is more like simple gossip-mongering, but close enough.)Thanks, Bruce. SS