Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nibbles the Mouse

funny word of the day: nibble

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈni-bəl\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): nib·bled; nib·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: circa 1512

transitive verb 1 a : to bite gently b : to eat or chew in small bits
2 : to take away bit by bit nibbling the shore>intransitive verb 1 : to take gentle, small, or cautious bites; also : snack
2 : to deal with something as if by nibbling

nib·bler \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

Nibbles was also the name of Jerry's cute mouse nephew on "Tom & Jerry" -- he was tiny and naughty but ate everything in sight (kind of like me!).

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