Philip E. Cleary
philip.cleary at VERIZON.NET
Sun Sep 22 01:27:03 UTC 2002
A news story reported at
me that the "World Gurning Championships," to which "gurners" are doubtless
flocking, are taking place in Cumbria.
"Contestants are required to wear a horse collar while they pull their best
grotesque and extraordinary faces." That, I take it, is a description of
"gurning." Can anyone tell me more about this wonderful word and its
And, while we're on the subject, is "to pull a face" the UK equivalent of
the US "to make a face"?
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