“Have you heard the latest goodies from the grapevine?” Jane teased with a twinkle in her eye.
But Nosy Nellie just had to know. She sidled up to Jane with her ears practically pleading. She couldn’t wait to gather the gossip and nosh on the natter …
Knowing what you now know about natter-noshing Nosy Nellie, you might refer to her as which of the following?
- A zymurgist
- A shadcan
- A quidnunc
Well, while Nosy Nellie may, indeed, study fermentation in the processes of brewing and distillation (zymurgist) or perform matchmaking in the old Hebrew style (shadcan), the most apropos label for the lady in this situation would be “quidnunc,” someone who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a busybody.