(1) What an interesting post!!!
(2) I had never heard of this kind of punishment until I read your post.
(3) Here in the United States, I believe the better word would be "hold":
Naughty students are instructed to hold their ears while standing outside the classroom.
(4) In this country, the schools could never do this. In fact, many
schools do not use the word "punishment" anymore. The schools are
afraid to hurt the feelings of "naughty" students.
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