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    long or tall?

    when we describe the nose of Westerns, is it tall or long?

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    Re: long or tall?

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    when we describe the nose of Westerns, is it tall or long?
    The nose can be long everywhere in the world.

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    Re: long or tall?

    Thanks!
    traditional Filipinos have flat noses but nowadays due to intermarriage with foreigners, Filipino noses go longer.

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    Re: long or tall?

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    The nose can be long everywhere in the world.
    ... but to avoid confusion with Pinocchio (Pinocchio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) it may sometimes be better to use 'sticking out' or (more formal) 'prominent'.

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    Re: long or tall?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ... but to avoid confusion with Pinocchio (Pinocchio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) it may sometimes be better to use 'sticking out' or (more formal) 'prominent'.

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    Yes, a long nose can be stuck out and prominent too.

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    Question Re: long or tall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Yes, a long nose can be stuck out and prominent too.
    Prominent is long?
    I checked the dictionary for prominent and its "noticeable", "standing out", "leading", "well-known", "projecting upward".

    How do I use it in a sentence relative to the nose?
    and also with stuck out?

    Are these probable?

    * His nose is prominent.
    * His nose sticks out.

    Thanks...


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    Re: long or tall?

    "Prominent" is just a polite way to say "big," blouen. :)

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    Wink Re: long or tall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    "Prominent" is just a polite way to say "big," blouen. :)
    How do I use it?

    like this? "you're nose is not big, it's prominent!"


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    Re: long or tall?

    I don't know that I've ever had call to use this word in conversation. The best example I can think of is a journalist describing someone he really doesn't want to offend but who has a schnozz like Jimmy Durante's. "Harginson is instantly recognizable. His piercing ice-blue eyes and distinctive profile with its prominent nose is well-known to everyone who follows the volatile business of pork-belly futures."

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    Re: long or tall?

    Thanks, but apparently, prominent doesn't fit common conversations but in books and articles only. What is the most commonly used adjective for the nose?

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