Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thesaurus Thursday: "Flibbertigibbet."

While "flibbertigibbet" has become slang for a gossip or chatterbox, it originated as a Middle English word for a flighty or whimsical person- usually a young woman- hence its use in the song "Maria" in The Sound of Music.

Pictured: Not a flibbertigibbet.

Her parents perceived her as a model student and grounded young woman, but her teachers saw her as a flibbertigibbet who never settled down.  

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