Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Superior Person's Tuesday!

Quidnunc, n. A gossip; a stickybeak; one who is forever anxious to know about everything that is going on. Literally like "what now, what now?"

"Pssst! Did you hear what quidnunc means?"
Fun fact: the term was for a time more commonly taken to mean a politician, rather than a chatty Cathy. Seems like a modern quidnunc could be a Twitter-refresh addict, hm?

Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Quidnunc appears in the First.

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