"snubbing your nose"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat May 5 20:12:53 UTC 2007

James Harbeck wrote:
> (nobody thumbs their nose anymore, it seems, although it was common
> enough when I was a kid,
How do you thumb your nose at someone? Is it with the thumb on the nose
and the four fingers waving, a movement of the thumb outward from the
nose, or something else? I don't think I ever tried to match that
expression to an actual gesture.

Benjamin Barrett
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