posted 07 January 2003
We should definitely bring the word quidnunc into popular usage:
One who is curious to know everything that passes; one who knows or pretends to know all that is going on; a gossip; a busybody.It describes basically everyone I know. I can see it now: 'Don't be such a nunc!' 'You're really nuncking today.' etc. I love the word of the day, but I'm embarrassed to admit that.
On a completely unrelated note, I don't usually harp on about the trains being bloody awful (though they are), but this excuse given by Network Rail really amazed me:
"We've had heaters on thousands of points but snow and low temperatures have meant that some have not functioned and this has led to a number of points failures,"So your excuse for the failure of heaters designed to keep the track from freezing is that they froze?