"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Saturday, 8 January 2011


A quidnunc is a busybody; someone who attempts to know all that happens, but who is not careful of the facts. The word is now out of fashion - a pity!


  1. That is a pity - the television and magazines are full of them :)

  2. By using it every time we come across a quidnunc, we could bring the word back into fashion. There have been many other revivals (for instance, the dreaded 80s look has been back for 2 or 3 years already), so, why not this one?

  3. Love the idea of bringing the use of quidnunc back into vogue!