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    turn the end of one's nose...

    Can you pleae explain to me what the underlined parts mean?( its about pronounication can affect people's physiognomy.

    Likewise, standard British Rp is often paradied and its whine of superiority mocked to the point of turning the end of one's nose up as much as possible. Not only does this enhance the performance but also begs the question of whether this look is the origina of the expression stuck up?

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    Re: turn the end of one's nose...

    If you turn your nose up, you reject something or show contempt for it. In the parody, people do this physically. People do this to imitate RP better, so the parody becomes a physical image of something we associate with snobbery. (I think)

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