SCUTTLEBUTT: gossip, the latest word on something


When someone whispers in your ear that they have “the scuttlebutt” on someone or something…beware!  It is as if they had said to you, “I have the latest fabrication, lie, exaggeration, or rumor on a person.”    It is information not to be trusted. Now, sometimes  it’s the truth.   But the word scuttlebutt leans toward the […]

NATTERING: chattering, gossiping, talking idly

Casual talk can be fun; it can be interesting.  One can learn a lot from such an experience.  I, for instance, go to Starbucks just about every day, and sit with the same people.  They are very interesting people, and in our coffee klatch we cover a myriad of topics from politics, religion, and the […]