Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Word of the Day

Did you use quinquennium in a sentence yesterday?  Nathan enjoyed being able to say he is 2.2 quinquennia old.  He will probably never forget that word.  It'll be added to his vocabulary which includes words like thrice.  What 2.2 quinquennia-old says thrice?

Here is today's word (from the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate 11th edition):

quidnunc: a person who seeks to know all the latest news or gossip: a busybody

Do you know anybody like this?  Doesn't sound so mean if you say they're a quidnunc as opposed to a busybody, almost like it is code.  I hope you don't have to use this one today.

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