Pick one's nose, nostril

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Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect

I wonder these two expressions are indeed the same when reminding someone to be polite in front of many people?

Here are two example setences:

Silver, don't pick your nose!
Silver, don't pick your nostril!

  • Majorbloodnock

    Senior Member
    British English
    Both mean the same thing and neither would be misunderstood. The first is the more natural phrase in English.

    However, it is considered impolite to draw public attention to other people's shortcomings, so neither phrase would be considered appropriate unless the advice was given privately.
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