Nostril

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Nostril

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:51 pm

Hi you guys! What do you call the "dirty loose liquid" and "dirty dry substance" in a person's nostril?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:14 am

What you call the "dirty loose liquid" in a person's nostril = snot.

What do you call the "dirty dry substance" in a person's nostril = nose pickings (if extracted with a finger), a boogie, a bogey (UK) or a booger (US). Those are all relatively informal terms. Otherwise, you can call it dried [nasal] mucus.
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Post by tony h » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:56 pm

Mucus is a more formal name but, as mucus is the term for the slime produced by various glands and membranes, to be precise use "nasal mucus".
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Post by Stevenloan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:33 am

Erik_Kowal and tony h : Thank you two very much. By the way, you guys, what do you call the "dried substance" and the "loose liquid" you have in your eyes when you get up every morning?
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Post by tony h » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:19 am

Stevenloan wrote:Erik_Kowal and tony h : Thank you two very much. By the way, you guys, what do you call the "dried substance" and the "loose liquid" you have in your eyes when you get up every morning?
Again mucus for the liquid. Dried it is usually "sleep" or "sleep dust".
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Post by Stevenloan » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:40 pm

tony h: Thank you very very much.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:12 pm

Steve sleep in your eyes is put there each night by the. Sandman to cause you to go to sleep.
The Mythological Answer.
The story goes that every night the Sandman comes and sprinkles magical sleepy sand or dust into children's eyes which sends them to deep sleep. The remains of his magical ingredient are seen in the morning as golden nuggets or gloopy sleep in the eyes.
My Mummy told me that so it must be true.

WoZ in lullaby land
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