Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday January 17, 2012
Posted on 01/17/2012 5:13:19 AM PST by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Tuesday, January 17, 2012
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
1. dial : rudely inquisitive : meddlesome
2. dial Brit : sharp-natured : spiteful
[neb + -y].
Yes, it really exists. In at least one dictionary.
I caught enough of the debate last night to instantly observe the nebby questions from the “moderators”.
I’m not being pushy or nebby
I didn’t whisper with Israel’s Chief Rebbe
But if I were Iran
I’d kill my nuclear plan
An admonition: remember Entebbe
I LOVE THIS WORD! it’s my “roots”! you neb-$h!t you!
And nebby is short for??
I don’t see how this word “nebby”, can really be out there.
It’s never been the name of a ventriloquist’s dummy.
Is that your test for inclusion in the dictionary?
Good morning - interesting word!
Good morning yourself. I was rooting for your Texans, but they just couldn’t get it done with all those turnovers. At least the Packers lost, so I can take some satisfaction is that.
It was a fun year for Texans fans - breaking into the big boys club was fun! I heard last night Jacoby Jones is probably going to be looking for a new job next season though.....
As Homer Simpson once exclaimed “Actors! Is there anything they don’t know?”
Watched a movie last week called "Super." Rainn Wilson plays a schlub who loses his wife (Liv Tyler) to a sleazy drug dealer (Kevin Bacon) who gets her re-addicted. In the depths of his despair he has a vision from God that he should become a superhero.
So he dons a costume, and arms himself with a pipe wrench, to go out and tell crime to "shut up."
Ellen Page plays a slightly-unhinged comic book store worker who becomes his sidekick and looks hot in her costume.
Darkly funny, realistic, and at times disturbing this one is worth a look on a winter's night.
Quit being such a nebby nebbish!
What would you do for a Klondike bar? Er, Chicken McNuggets.
Is Michelle an angry nebbie?
Here's Bong with his babe:
As Pixburgh as a filled uh flahrs!
(He was a real PITA ;)
Where did they find that many brunettes in Texas?
Good pick SD - saw it myself and it is a very good dark comedy. Plus I was very amused at the opening sequence
If they need more I’m willing to scout for them....
I don’t know how you have those actors in a movie and it totally flies under the radar. They must have had test audiences full of morons expecting a summer blockbuster superhero movie or something.
I was also happy that it was a 'dark comedy' that was actually funny. Some of the movies I've been seeing for a while were just plain dark, with the 'comedy' part thrown in there by artsy types who like to prove us dupas just don't get it.
Although for all my complaining, "Burke and Hare" was a pretty cool dark comedy I just saw last night.
I’ve just returned home from an appointment at my doctor’s and the nebby nurse practioner was really annoying.
My paternal grandmother lived and worked in Philly for a few years in the 1930’s-and imported her third (and last) husband from there to ranch with her family in south Texas. As a small child, I remember both of them using some of words I see in that tutorial-Ah swear ah thought it was a foreign language at the time, y’all...
The EPA and other nebby groups
Want to order all that you do
Because they have to be sure
Contracts go to those who renew
The fear of the unwashed masses
That the climate will get too warm-
Making glaciers melt and oceans rise
And cause such dreadful harm
Never mind if you look at history
There’s a different story told-
Humans didn’t advance or prosper
When the earth was icy and cold
I’ll look for it. I like Simon Pegg.
i can’t see photobucket at work, so I am unaffected. :-)
/most obscure reference I'll make today
Used to watch Dave Allen all the time. Back when UHF TV was truly independent.
I just saw that Paula Deen is going to promote a diabetes med, and that she has diabetes? If so, is that not the best example of a bad example ever-not to mention possibly creating customers for a product? Is her show going to be the next target of a frivolous lawsuit by some dumbass?
They can just slap a “don’t try this at home” warning to the front of her shows.
I think it's fair.
Ask yourself, "Does Nebby sound like the name of a ventriloquist's dummy?"
It does, doesn't it?
So if it isn't the name of a ventriloquist's dummy, then it must not be a real word. I have watched Perry Mason, you know.
I see. And if she weighs as much as a duck, she must be made of wood.
Those warnings on every commercial and the shows about the outdoors make me want to scream-I find it unbelievable that people are that dumb, or that everyone worries about idiot lawsuits that much.