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  • ojibwaysweetie
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    I'm both :p

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  • buckskin pantyhose
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    you guys are silly! come on now, this is what it says in the dictionary when you look up the 2 words Nosy & Curious! I'll make it easy for ya:

    Nosy: prying or inquisitive disposition or quality

    Curious: active desire to learn or to know


    here's a handy link: www.m-w.com
    it's the online version of Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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  • eucheefolife
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    Originally posted by katezninen
    huh?....haha...i'm a little slow
    i know the feeling haha

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  • eucheefolife
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    Originally posted by buckskin pantyhose
    Well if curiosity killed the cat...then who the heck picks the nose?

    This one's for the anal folks:

    Main Entry: nosy
    Variant(s): or nos·ey /'nO-zE/
    Function: adjective
    Inflected Form(s): nos·i·er; -est
    Etymology: 1nose
    Date: 1882
    : of prying or inquisitive disposition or quality : INTRUSIVE
    - nos·i·ly /'nO-z&-lE/ adverb
    - nos·i·ness /-zE-n&s/ noun

    Main Entry: cu·ri·ous
    Pronunciation: 'kyur-E-&s
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French curios, from Latin curiosus careful, inquisitive, from cura cure
    Date: 14th century
    1 a archaic : made carefully b obsolete : ABSTRUSE c archaic : precisely accurate
    2 a : marked by desire to investigate and learn b : marked by inquisitive interest in others' concerns : NOSY
    3 : exciting attention as strange, novel, or unexpected : ODD
    - cu·ri·ous·ness noun
    synonyms CURIOUS, INQUISITIVE, PRYING mean interested in what is not one's personal or proper concern. CURIOUS, a neutral term, basically connotes an active desire to learn or to know <children are curious about everything>. INQUISITIVE suggests impertinent and habitual curiosity and persistent quizzing <dreaded the visits of their inquisitive relatives>. PRYING implies busy meddling and officiousness <prying neighbors who refuse to mind their own business>. what if you're curiously nosy?
    uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what the? umm too many big words im slow and u know i was dropped on the head too many times :Thinking :Thinking

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  • katezninen
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    huh?....haha...i'm a little slow

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  • buckskin pantyhose
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    Well if curiosity killed the cat...then who the heck picks the nose?

    This one's for the anal folks:

    Main Entry: nosy
    Variant(s): or nos·ey /'nO-zE/
    Function: adjective
    Inflected Form(s): nos·i·er; -est
    Etymology: 1nose
    Date: 1882
    : of prying or inquisitive disposition or quality : INTRUSIVE
    - nos·i·ly /'nO-z&-lE/ adverb
    - nos·i·ness /-zE-n&s/ noun

    Main Entry: cu·ri·ous
    Pronunciation: 'kyur-E-&s
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French curios, from Latin curiosus careful, inquisitive, from cura cure
    Date: 14th century
    1 a archaic : made carefully b obsolete : ABSTRUSE c archaic : precisely accurate
    2 a : marked by desire to investigate and learn b : marked by inquisitive interest in others' concerns : NOSY
    3 : exciting attention as strange, novel, or unexpected : ODD
    - cu·ri·ous·ness noun
    synonyms CURIOUS, INQUISITIVE, PRYING mean interested in what is not one's personal or proper concern. CURIOUS, a neutral term, basically connotes an active desire to learn or to know <children are curious about everything>. INQUISITIVE suggests impertinent and habitual curiosity and persistent quizzing <dreaded the visits of their inquisitive relatives>. PRYING implies busy meddling and officiousness <prying neighbors who refuse to mind their own business>.


    what if you're curiously nosy?

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  • wyo_rose
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    If you don't like someone, they're NOSEY.
    If they're your fren, they're just curious.:Chatter

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  • step_2_da_side
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    oh yeah, there's a difference! *L* Being curious is exactly as WannaBE said, and being nosey is a bit inconsiderate and rude :p

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  • katezninen
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    I think theres a VERY BIG difference...Up here on my rez...folks is very nosy and get annoying sometimes....but a person like my self is very curious:p

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  • wannabeUrNo1Snag
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    curious is when ur interested in knowing something...nosey is when ur all up in someones kewl-aid NEEDIN to know...

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  • bushy_braids
    started a topic curious or nosy?

    curious or nosy?

    can the words be used interchangeably?
    what's the difference?
    is there one?
    i think there is -

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