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  1. Arana
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    About an expression

    What does it mean, "send milk from someone's nose"?

    Thank you

    I translate a text and I'm French, so sometimes I don't understand English expressions. :)


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    Re: About an expression

    Please - give us more context.


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    Re: About an expression

    Actually, the sentence is :

    "It was the tale of his endeavors in making marinated veal that sent milk from my nose."


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    And what does it relate to?

    It seems that the description of how the veal is marinated makes the listener's nose run. It's very odd

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    Re: About an expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Arana View Post
    What does it mean, "send milk from someone's nose"?
    If you are drinking milk and someone makes you laugh the milk might come out of your nose. Does that seem about right (considering the context)?

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    It's quite right. The person was eating cereals (with milk, obviously)... So, would it means literaly : the milk was sended from the nose or something like "laugh"?

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    Re: About an expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Arana View Post
    It's quite right. The person was eating cereals (with milk, obviously)... So, would it means literaly : the milk was sended from the nose or something like "laugh"?
    The person was eating cereal and the milk spouted from his nose.

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    Thank you very much. Translation is very a tough job.

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