End of ADS-L Digest - 20 Sep 1994 to 21 Sep 1994 ************************************************ There are 3 messages totalling 52 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. nebbie/nibbie 2. nebby 3. nebby/nibby ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 22 Sep 1994 16:30:00 +1200 From: "George Halliday (09)483-9039" Subject: nebbie/nibbie Nebbie/nibbie These are both Scots words from neb, which is the Scots word for "nose". The Concise Scots dictionary gives "nib" etc. as a variant, with the some meaning for "nebbie" as in American English i.e. nosey, inquisitive. Redd is also a very common Scots word, with redd the table or redd up being the most familiar usages to me in Scots. Geordie Halliday