"Nosey Parker"

The Unbearable Lightness of Elmo morrow at physics.rice.edu
Fri Mar 18 19:02:15 CET 1994

Don R writes:
>	And what's this "nosey-parker"? I wish you wouldn't use American
>slang unless I'm familiar with it! 

I'm surprised that you don't know this, Don.  I'm from Kentucky just like
you and I've been familiar with the phrase as long as I can remember.  [1]
A "nosey-parker" is just someone who's nosey--overly curious, prying.

(Next time I'm in Louisville, c'n I get some books signed?  Pretty please?)


[1] If Mattias is right and it's British, I got it from my folks, who were
fans of old British mysteries.
"Welcome to my gene pool:  it's one of those plastic inflatible ones with
duckies on it."--Suzanne King                                            
elmo (morrow at physics.rice.edu,morrow at fnal.fnal.gov)

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