I suppose that makes my mom a briveteer!One phrase I use which no-one seems to know or use except me, my sister & my kids is 'to brivet'. I'm not sure how its spelled. I believe its West country from my grandma. It means something quite specific: to 'go through' someone else possessions - cupboards, drawers etc. out of nosiness (not to steal). There is no other word for it, so its really quite useful.