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#1 2013-01-18 07:46:39

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 637

Nose shunning

This one’s been discussed, with several examples, over at Language Log
( http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4402 ), but not so much here.

I saw this example on the Style Invitational Devotees Facebook page:

“We now have 85 members of the House who have shunned their noses at us,” said Dustin Stockton, a Texas- and Nevada-based operative and the chief strategist of The Tea Party.net.

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#2 2013-01-18 12:30:51

burred
Eggcornista
From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 946

Re: Nose shunning

Shun your nose and mouth-breathe.

Some company:

You can sit on top your ivory tower of theology and stub your nose at the rest of humanity
Youtube

After listening to you thumb down your nose at the rest of us dirty heathens for the last year with your “game improvements”...
World of Tanks

Don’t thumb up your nose at criticism. Learn from it and become a better writer from it.
Advice for a young writer

See also snub your nose and thump your nose

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