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Re: Poking your nose

Posted by ESC on March 26, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Poking your nose into other peoples business posted by Smokey Stover 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

Sticking your oar in.