Word Wednesday- January 8, 2014- Quidnunc

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This week’s word just sounds fun rolling off the tongue, doesn’t it?

What exactly is a QUIDNUNC you may ask.

Interestingly it comes from two Latin words- Quid meaning “what” and nunc which means “now”, so the literal translation would be “what now?” but it actually means an inquisitive and gossipy person. I guess it comes from the folks in town saying, “What now” whenever the village gossip walked up. Anyway, it’s a fun word, isn’t it?

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