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    #1

    do you describe noses as flat and pointy?

    In general, Filipinos have flat noses while Americans have pointy ones.

    My grandmother used to say, "Don't push your nose in, you'll grow up to have a flat nose. Try pinching the bridge of your nose from time to time, it might help make your nose pointier as you grow up.

    Fyi, Filipinos hate their flat noses.
    Last edited by curiousmarcus; 09-May-2016 at 02:38.
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    #2

    Re: do you describe noses as flat and pointy?

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    Do you describe noses as flat and pointy?

    Yes.

    In general, Filipinos have flat noses, while Americans have pointy ones. Americans come from Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and other places. We do not share one nose shape.

    My grandmother used to say, "Don't push your nose in, you'll grow up to have a flat nose. Try pinching the bridge of your nose from time to time, it might help make your nose pointier as you grow up.

    FYI, Filipinos hate their flat noses.
    Your grammar and usage are very good!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: do you describe noses as flat and pointy?

    I've never heard people in the UK care much about the shape of their noses- they might worry if their nose is very big (long).

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