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- noun Australia, New Zealand An overly
inquisitiveperson, a nosey parker.
- noun Australia, New Zealand An act of
lookingat or watchingsomething, especially something which does not directly concern the one looking.
- verb Australia, New Zealand To
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I must have missed the link, and I desperately want to have a stickybeak!
I had a stickybeak around the LJ archives, discovered that I didn't have to have a paid account to set up a community I'm a cheapskate, aren't I? so I set up the community:
Done! mikandra 2008
This is Mrs Tishell, the biggest stickybeak in Portwenn.
I'd clearly missed the boat, but being a stickybeak I thought I'd take a peek inside anyway ahead of the official opening that night.
After a bit of a stickybeak at the Queen's Scottish residence of Holyroodhouse, we made the most of the remaining daylight walking the length of the Royal Mile through the Old Town back to the castle, stopping by the Heart of Midlothian.
The doors of Kirribilli House, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's official Sydney home and neighbouring Admiralty House, the governor-general's Sydney home were thrown open to the public for a bit of a stickybeak.
So, along with jukjuk and dagadaga, there is loli 'candy,' 'nokimap,' 'to tire' (the innocent meaning of knocked up in Australian English is 'fatigued'), stikibik 'mind someone else's business' (Australian stickybeak), krik 'creek,' and of course, bush.
Being the incurable stickybeak that I am, I went back thru the archives ’til I found the thread you mentioned.
Perhaps the funniest discussions Tessa I had were about terms like “stickybeak,” and then even American terms I somehow didn’t recognize as being American, possibly because they’re regional.