Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.


Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.

The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2013-01-18 02:46:39

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 800

Nose shunning

This one’s been discussed, with several examples, over at Language Log
( ), 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



#2 2013-01-18 07:30:51

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1005

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

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



Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts