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    nugget of scoopery

    What does 'nugget of scoopery' mean? From Entertainment News, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News | E! Online

    This is one fascinating little nugget of scoopery I gleaned from a one-on-one talk with the always intriguing Eric Dane, who hinted at a big romance coming up for his character in the upcoming season of Grey's Anatomy.


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    Re: nugget of scoopery

    A nugget is a small and valuable item [originally gold]

    Scoopery = a journalist who hears something really newsworthy and publishes it before anyone else has had a scoop.

    A nugget of scoopery = I found a really interesting bit of news before anyone else.

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    Re: nugget of scoopery

    :up; It may be worth pointing out that Anglika's definition (as it says, if you read it!) is of the term 'scoop'. I've never met 'scoopery', and I suspect the journalist made it up, using the suffix -ery to create a new abstract noun (perhaps with a hint of something involving naughty behaviour, as in "skullduggery" or "trickery").

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    Re: nugget of scoopery

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    :up; It may be worth pointing out that Anglika's definition (as it says, if you read it!) is of the term 'scoop'. I've never met 'scoopery', and I suspect the journalist made it up, using the suffix -ery to create a new abstract noun (perhaps with a hint of something involving naughty behaviour, as in "skullduggery" or "trickery").

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    So, is it more common to write " nugget of scoop" instead of " nugget of scoopery"?


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    Re: nugget of scoopery

    It is not common, period.

    The writer has made it up.

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