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. 
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?)
 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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