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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".

nebby{nebē, -bi}

-adj

1. dial : rudely inquisitive : meddlesome
2. dial Brit : sharp-natured : spiteful

[neb + -y].


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1 posted on 01/17/2012 5:13:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nebby

Yes, it really exists. In at least one dictionary.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 5:14:49 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I caught enough of the debate last night to instantly observe the nebby questions from the “moderators”.


3 posted on 01/17/2012 5:25:07 AM PST by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave

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


4 posted on 01/17/2012 5:36:06 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SoothingDave

hi


5 posted on 01/17/2012 5:36:47 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SoothingDave

I LOVE THIS WORD! it’s my “roots”! you neb-$h!t you!


6 posted on 01/17/2012 5:38:18 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Disparity will always be with us regardless of nebby governmental oversight, critiques, and lawsuits.
7 posted on 01/17/2012 5:52:21 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

And nebby is short for??

Go Newt!


8 posted on 01/17/2012 5:53:51 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

Nebulous? ;-)


9 posted on 01/17/2012 5:55:48 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I don’t see how this word “nebby”, can really be out there.

It’s never been the name of a ventriloquist’s dummy.


10 posted on 01/17/2012 5:58:42 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Is that your test for inclusion in the dictionary?


11 posted on 01/17/2012 6:04:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Good morning - interesting word!


12 posted on 01/17/2012 6:15:23 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


13 posted on 01/17/2012 6:31:49 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.....


14 posted on 01/17/2012 6:33:35 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: SoothingDave
Is there anything worse than nebby actors talking politics?
15 posted on 01/17/2012 6:38:22 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
If they're happy, I'm happy (I especially like the one sneaking the thigh feel):


16 posted on 01/17/2012 6:40:32 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: NeoCaveman

As Homer Simpson once exclaimed “Actors! Is there anything they don’t know?”


17 posted on 01/17/2012 6:55:59 AM PST by SoothingDave
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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.

18 posted on 01/17/2012 7:19:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Quit being such a nebby nebbish!


19 posted on 01/17/2012 7:35:12 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2833701/posts

What would you do for a Klondike bar? Er, Chicken McNuggets.


20 posted on 01/17/2012 7:36:58 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Bong airport sounds right up your alley. And i thought they were dealing in THESTRALs...
21 posted on 01/17/2012 7:45:13 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Is Michelle an angry nebbie?


22 posted on 01/17/2012 7:48:56 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy
Bong was an awesome WWII pilot. Flew the P-38, an awesome plane, and one of the first designs of Kelly Johnson, the man who also design the SR-71, AKA "The Greatest Plane in the History of Aviation." And right over the Illinois-Wisconsin Border they is a rest stop named after Bong too, and yeah, as college young 'uns did choose to imbibe there.

Here's Bong with his babe:


23 posted on 01/17/2012 8:05:55 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave
Nebby Juan Williams getting booed, while Newt gets a standing ovation. S.C. Debate Moment of Night — Newt tackles race card play, slams it to ground
24 posted on 01/17/2012 8:26:04 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
NEBBY is Pittsburghese 'n'at!
25 posted on 01/17/2012 8:32:50 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

As Pixburgh as a filled uh flahrs!


26 posted on 01/17/2012 8:37:17 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Explorer89

Nebuchadnezar

(He was a real PITA ;)


27 posted on 01/17/2012 8:54:28 AM PST by mikrofon (Nebberly)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Where did they find that many brunettes in Texas?


28 posted on 01/17/2012 9:22:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Good pick SD - saw it myself and it is a very good dark comedy. Plus I was very amused at the opening sequence


29 posted on 01/17/2012 9:29:05 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

If they need more I’m willing to scout for them....


30 posted on 01/17/2012 9:29:58 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

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.


31 posted on 01/17/2012 9:45:25 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
You raise an excellent point - that is odd.

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.

32 posted on 01/17/2012 10:09:22 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave

I’ve just returned home from an appointment at my doctor’s and the nebby nurse practioner was really annoying.


33 posted on 01/17/2012 10:19:37 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
For your Packer comment:
34 posted on 01/17/2012 10:23:31 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

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


35 posted on 01/17/2012 10:26:41 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I’ll look for it. I like Simon Pegg.


36 posted on 01/17/2012 10:28:01 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

i can’t see photobucket at work, so I am unaffected. :-)


37 posted on 01/17/2012 10:30:42 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
It also features the smaller of The Two Ronnies. Hell, Dave Allen's cut-off finger is probably At Large somewhere in the flick if you look hard enough.

/most obscure reference I'll make today

38 posted on 01/17/2012 11:00:04 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Used to watch Dave Allen all the time. Back when UHF TV was truly independent.


39 posted on 01/17/2012 11:09:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; tioga; xsmommy

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?


40 posted on 01/17/2012 12:25:59 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

They can just slap a “don’t try this at home” warning to the front of her shows.


41 posted on 01/17/2012 1:09:25 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
"Is that your test for inclusion in the dictionary?"

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.

42 posted on 01/17/2012 3:43:30 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob

I see. And if she weighs as much as a duck, she must be made of wood.


43 posted on 01/17/2012 3:46:03 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


44 posted on 01/17/2012 4:04:00 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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