Latin quid nunc = “what now”? Used in 1709 to refer to someone who wants to know all the latest gossip.

Someone who is curious about everything.

I admit, quidnunc normally has a rather negative connotation. A gossip, a busybody, a know-it-all. That’s the other side of the coin. I’m not particularly interested in gossip, or celebrities, or the latest fads, but I am passionately interested in … well, the world. Everything.

OK, almost everything.

That’s quidnuncity.


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