Saturday Snippets…19th February 2022…’Nose”

Welcome to Saturday Snippets one-word prompt today is “Nose”

Where did the word “Nose” come from? It is like every one-word prompt my muse just drops it in my lap…and as most faces have noses it seemed like the obvious choice…

Noses …I think mine is what is classed as Greek Nose straight with a square dad’s nose some have little button noses…some have a hawk nose …sharp and downward hooking or a fleshy nose and there are many variations in between those…and of course, our noses are dependent on our ethnicity…

Nose Dive…as pictured a plane can go into a nose dive…that’s fine if it is part of an aerial display it doesn’t bode well for the occupants if it is a plane malfunction.

Surfing…Nosedives usually happen when a surfer’s weight is too far forward, and the nose of the surfboard dives underwater…

Watching a bird change into a flying missile is a beautiful sight…birds like the Cape Gannet and Peregrine Falcon bird are able to change their body shape in order to hunt their prey. As the Cape Gannet takes a nose dive towards the water, this bird folds its wings behind its body so that it is able to be more aerodynamic when it enters the water…

Did you nose?

Your sneeze may be genetic…some honk, some shout and some just can’t stop sneezing my mother is one of those…particles in an average sneeze can travel 100 miles per hour.

The Nose Fish…of course there is…called an Elephant Nose Fish…

Nose to Tail Eating…Is still adhered to in many cultures even today and the practice goes back many centuries both my mother and grandmother practised this and it actually refers to organ meats which are akin to nature’s nutritionally superior multivitamins…they are high in iron,  vitamin B12, B6, Folate, choline, and zinc altogether and an impressive tally of vitamins…my mother and grandmother made brawn from pigs heads, my father and grandfather loved pigs trotters(feet), tripe and onions was a staple as was liver, kidneys and the heart…crispy pigs ears were a treat if you are a crackling lover …they were brought to a boil and then drained cooked with onions, and other root vegetables for 2-3 hours until soft then they were weighted down between greaseproof paper and then sliced and deep-fried…the vegetables were blitzed and used for gravy or the base for soup..nothing was wasted.

Here chickens feet are eaten either in a broth or made into a salad…The Scots make haggis…posh restaurants sell lambs, sweetbreads…Black Pudding is a popular dish around the world there is too much to mention but oh so much more…Nose to tail eating is alive and well around the world,

Nose Mountain…Alberta…

The origin of the hill’s name is unclear but common legend tells of a European explorer asking an aboriginal translator the name of the hill seen far off in the distance. The man replied: Nose Hill is the name it was given because from here it resembles the nose of our chief.

Calling all you music buffs out there...could someone please confirm or deny that there was a band in the 60s called ‘Snotty and The Nose Pickers’. According to John Peel(John Ravenscroft)
he told listeners to tune into his show to hear the latest in ‘magnificent English beat groups, such as Hollies, Kinks, Spencer Davies Group, Snotty and the Nose Pickers and Boys Blue’.
Was Peel having his own private joke??  in a desperate attempt to sound cool to his American audience?

A cere on a bird…

Birds don’t have noses…They lack the vomeronasal organ that most mammals, amphibians, and reptiles use to detect odour particles…A cere may be referred to as a bird’s nose, but birds do not have a nose like mammals do. There is no structure called a nose for birds, though a mammal’s nose does contain its nostrils, just like the cere contains a bird’s nostrils.

Roman Nose state park Watonga…

Roman Nose State Park was named after Chief Henry Roman Nose, the last of the Cheyenne warrior chiefs. The land where the park is located was one of Roman Nose’s favoured retreats because of the cool fresh springs that dot the park grounds. The Spring of Everlasting Waters flows at a rate of 600 gallons per minute…it is an area rich in Indian History.

Eastern Hognose Snake…

The Eastern hognose snake is better known by its nickname, puff adder, derived from its aggressive display when disturbed. Its bite is mildly venomous, capable of sedating small prey, such as toads. …

Nose Yoga…

  1. Take your thumb and hold your left nostril closed — breathe in with the other nostril.
  2.  Hold your right closed nostril with your index finger.
  3.  Breath in through the opposite nostril.
  4. Hold both nostrils closed for one second and release.
  5. Repeat this sequence for about 1 minute.

Does nose yoga work? Who “nose” there is no scientific evidence which says it does!

Nose Apple is an heirloom apple also called Black Gillflower Sheep’s Nose…

A New England variety from the early 1800s. Traditionally it’s used as a cooking apple due to its rich flavour and aromatic quality. Sheep’s nose stores well until February, and its distinctive flavour and thin skin make it perfect for use in a traditional mincemeat pie recipe.

Gilliflower refers to a clove flavour and black refers to the colour the skin sometimes gets as it ripens. It’s also known as “Sheep’s Nose” because of its unusual shape, which tapers towards the base. Tom Burford in his book Apples of North America refers to this variety as the “olive apple” as people either love it or hate it.

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 18 March 2022 … Red Nose Day is coming. And whatever you do, no matter how small, you can help people live free from poverty, …

Thank you for joining me today for today’s prompt of “Nose”..of course, I didn’t mention Rudolph as Christmas has been done and dusted for this year…As always I look forward to your comments see you tomorrow for my weekly roundup just in case you have missed any posts this week…Have a lovely Saturday xx


36 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…19th February 2022…’Nose”

  1. CarolCooks2 Post author

    Some noses certainly do add lot of character.. Jeez if mine keeps growing I’ll be like pinnochio… Lol with flippers for feet… A typical Asian nose is quite flat with a flat bridge which makes wearing glasses of the shelf hard to wear they keep slipping of plus the sinuses block easily.. those menthol sniffers are big business here.. Hugs coming back at you 🤗x

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  2. Teagan Riordain Geneviene

    Tee-hee! What a fun post, Carol. I like to give my story characters various nose shapes. I’ve always said the nose is what gives the face character. Mine has been described as like a Pekinese, and I’ve been warned not to go outside in the rain without an umbrella, else I might drown. I love that you described some sneezes as a honk. They say that the ears, nose, and feet never completely stop growing. I’d be satisfied if my stomach would stop growing. 😀 Hugs on the wing.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Apparently so, Becky, I’m glad I don’t have my mothers sneezing bouts as she can’t stop sometimes luckily it doesn’t happen too often or it could quite annoying 🙂

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  4. petespringerauthor

    I’ve never been a fan of snakes and seeing that eastern hognose snake isn’t making me feel any more comfortable.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You whizzed past that bit then , Pete..I love snakes my son having had them as pets I got used to them but I do have healthy respect for wild ones 🙂 x


  5. marianbeaman

    You come up with interesting topics, Carol. My first thought was this: “The nose knows.” I think we eat with all our senses: our eyes, noticing color and texture and our noses, which of course inhale the aroma of the food.

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    Now you have started us all thinking about noses we will start looking at noses and the more you look at people’s noses the more you ponder what ridiculous looking things noses are. Dogs have much neater noses and unlike humans if their nose is wet it’s a sign of good health!

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  8. Clive

    I don’t count myself as an expert but I don’t think there was ever a band called that – it sounds like John Peel’s sense of humour to me. Maybe some local band that never made the big time, perhaps, due to their poor choice of name! You didn’t give us any music this week. How about the Neil Young classic ‘Everybody Nose this Is Nowhere?’

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you for that Clive I couldn’t think of anything there is a Chilean band and I don’t mind heavy rock but it was too much for me and of course there is the children’s one my ears, nose and mouth but I thought against that 🙂 x

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