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"He's giving Dorothy Thompson a piece of his mind."
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"Your heart won't tolerate any more town-hall meetings."
Tags:town hall, town hall meeting, town hall meetings, diagnosis, diagnoses, heart problem, heart problems, heart trouble, heart troubles, local politics, local politician, local politicians, heart attack, heart attacks, mayor, mayors, city council, city councils, city councilman, city councilmen, protest, protests, protester, protesters, busybody, busybodies, complain, complains, complaint, complaints, whine, whines, whiny, whinge, whinges, whinging, moans, moaning
"Ralph said he'd give up cigars if I gave up Prince Charles and Di."
Tags:addiction, addictions, addict, addicts, tabloid, tabloids, charles, prince charles, diana, princess diana, bad habit, bad habits, guilty pleasure, guilty pleasures, gender divide, gender stereotype, stereotype, stereotypes, stereotyping, smoker, smokers, smoking, charles and di, charles and diana, busybody, busybodies, gossip, gossips, gossip rag, gossip rags, royal, royals, royal family, royal families
"Boy, have they got your number!"
"After you've finished doing what you're doing, could you not begin doing something else?"
Tags:married life, marriage, old married couple, married couple, relationship, relatiohships, snide comment, snide comments, belittle, belittling, unhappy marriage, unhappy relationship, long term relationship, busy, housework, being busy, lazy, laziness, quiet time, downtime, rest, gender stereotype, gendered work, chores, chore, busybody, busybodies, bicker, bickers, bickering, active, active lifestyle, couch potato
"Oh, no! My best friend and my best friend's wife!"
Tags:cheat, cheats, cheater, cheaters, betrayal, betrayals, walk in, walks in, walking in, break in, breaks in, breaking in, best friend, best friends, wife, wives, cliche, cliches, mistake, mistakes, accident, accidents, married couple, married couples, nosy, nosey, nosiness, busybody, busybodies, alarmist, alarmism
'. . . I go like dude, second hand smoke is so uncool!. . .So now he's filed a complaint with the condo committee that my musings penetrate his walls and he's suffering from second hand thought!'
"I'm sorry—I never discuss my clients with their mothers."
Tags:lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, client, clients, kid, kids, child, children, adult kid, adult kids, adult child, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, busybody, busybodies, nosy, attorney-client privilege
Alfred the Nosy
"Jim, you need to stop prying into our business."
Office Gossip: Your Business (In) and My Business (Out).
Neighbours: But you should respect his privacy at all times.
'Nosy neighbors need to mind their own business.'
'We don't want you poking around here any more!'
'Get out of there, you little sneaker you!'
'I can't believe my own parents snooped through my medical journal.'
"It's where I grew up, Diane. A sleepy little town where everybody knows what everybody else is doing, and blogs about it 24/7!"
Before podcasting, there was bobcasting...
"The Goldmans are installing shingles with only a two inch overlap. That's crazy!"
'I noticed you sent an e-mail to your friend Nancy saying that I was nosy.'
'If you were me you'd have punched you by now for sticking your nose in my business. Now why don't you go back to being you and being somewhere else.'
'This rumour is so commonplace and unsensational - I think it must be true.'
"Darling, spotting Todd Mason dressed as a woman - was that at the Palio in Siena or at the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca?"
Tags:jet set, jet sets, jet setter, jet setters, jet setting, traveler, travelers, traveling, traveller, travellers, travelling, cultural appropriation, cultural appropriator, cultural appropriators, gossip, gossips, gossiping, ugly american, ugly americans, tourist, tourists, tourism, world travel, world traveler, world travelers, world traveller, world travellers, nosy, busybody, busybodies