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    turnip your nose at her

    Hi,

    What does "turnip one's nose at someone"mean?

    Here is the context:

    A: My mother-in-law insists on cooking roast beef, even though she knows that I am a lifelong vegetarian.

    B: You should turnip your nose at her and walk away.

    Thanks a lot for your kind help.

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    Re: turnip your nose at her

    to turn up one's nose at = to regard with contempt

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    #3

    Re: turnip your nose at her

    It's a joke - a play on words - a pun.

    You're a vegetarian; a turnip's a vegetable.

    (All right. . .it's not a very good joke.)

    Rover

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    Re: turnip your nose at her

    Quote Originally Posted by IQU3838 View Post
    Hi,

    What does "turnip one's nose at someone"mean?

    Here is the context:

    A: My mother-in-law insists on cooking roast beef, even though she knows that I am a lifelong vegetarian.

    B: You should turnip your nose at her and walk away.

    Thanks a lot for your kind help.
    As others have pointed out, it's a pun...in this case, a vegetable-related pun based on the fact that the vegetable "turnip" sounds a lot like "turn up". If someone "turns up their nose" at something, it means that they find that something objectionable or unpleasant or unacceptable.

    Personally, I think that puns are the lowest form of humor. Particularly vegetable puns. I wish I could squash them all. But they are hard to beet. You're probably thinking "give peas a chance" and "lettuce all just try to get along," but I couldn't carrot less.

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    Re: turnip your nose at her

    Haven't we bean here before?

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    Re: turnip your nose at her

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Haven't we bean here before?
    You deserve a beeting for that.

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    #7

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    With a carrot and a stick

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    Q. "What do you call two rows of brassicas in the vegetable garden?" A. "A dual cabbage way".

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    Q. What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?

    A. Pumpkin pi.

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