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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 29, 2019

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

I found a new word on Twitter last week.

1. stickybeak – “Never make the mistake of letting your pretty little nose turn into a great big stickybeak.” — Sydney Mail, 7 Sept. 16

Stickybeak is chiefly used in Australia and New Zealand but I love it and think I’ll start using it!  It can mean a person who pries into the affairs of others and can also refer to the nose of said nosy person.  

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2019 7:26 am

    What a fun word!

  2. May 29, 2019 8:15 am

    That’s a good word to use here, I think.

  3. May 29, 2019 8:57 am

    I kind of like that word, too!

  4. Lloyd Russell permalink
    May 29, 2019 9:22 am

    I agree. That’s a great word.

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    On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 12:01 AM Bermudaonion’s Weblog wrote:

    > BermudaOnion posted: ” Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you > can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. > Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, > write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. ” >

  5. May 29, 2019 10:51 am

    Cool word. Where I am such a person would be said to be memelippy.

  6. May 29, 2019 3:40 pm

    I love that word

  7. Mae Sander permalink
    May 29, 2019 4:29 pm

    Very amusing word! My word today is “endemic.”

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  8. May 29, 2019 5:54 pm

    Stickybeak is a terrific word!!

  9. May 29, 2019 5:59 pm

    Love it!

  10. May 30, 2019 10:01 am

    Oh my goodness! A word I can’t remembering having heard since my primary school days when it was a favourite term used by one of my teachers … I forget her name but can picture her as clear as day, her face is the face of some unfortunate pupil asking them if they thought it big/clever to be a stickybeak.

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  11. bookingmama permalink
    June 10, 2019 3:59 pm

    I guess the word makes sense but I’d never heard of it. I’m sure you know a few people that you could call that! We all do!

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