...is the bus five whole minutes late?
...have they run out of cheese and tomato sandwiches again?
...are you wondering if you might be getting a cold?
...have they moved the football programme?
...was that another split infinitive in a national newspaper?
...has all this happened on the same day?
Well, try not to niggle about it the whole time, do. All that whining and complaining is just for toddlers -
- and irritating toddlers, at that.
painting by By Gebhard Fugel - Own work (fotografiert in der Ausstellung "Gebhard Fugel 1863-1939. Von Ravensburg nach Jerusalem". Galerie Fähre, Altes Kloster, Bad Saulgau, 2014), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32071371
Thing Not To Do Today: niggle. This word comes from Scandinavia, but when it first came to England it meant do in an ineffectual way. It seems to be related to the Norwegian nigla.