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Joe Kim
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My son picks his nose and -------- his boogers on the sofa a lot these days.

What verbs are appropriate in the line above to mean like smear?
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IMcRout
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I'd spank the bugger.

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TheParser
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Dear Fellow Learners:



Please remember: the word is "booger."

Some years ago, I worked with a group of English learners.

During a break in the proceedings, one of the learners told me quietly: "You have a burger in your nose."

I thanked him for telling me, and I gently corrected him.
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IMcRout wrote:
I'd spank the bugger.


Ditto!

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Sarrriesfan
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TheParser wrote:
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Dear Fellow Learners:



Please remember: the word is "booger."

Some years ago, I worked with a group of English learners.

During a break in the proceedings, one of the learners told me quietly: "You have a burger in your nose."

I thanked him for telling me, and I gently corrected him.


In British English we call nasal mucous a bogey.

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Romany
Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 4:20:08 AM
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Sarriesfan - Do we? It only occurred to me when you said that, that I had no idea!

My kids were brought up in RSA (South Africa) where the word "snotty" is used as in "Oh, you've a snotty in your nose!". I just don't think it's a word I ever had to use once the kids had managed the mystery of blowing their own noses!

Sarrriesfan
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Romany wrote:

Sarriesfan - Do we? It only occurred to me when you said that, that I had no idea!

My kids were brought up in RSA (South Africa) where the word "snotty" is used as in "Oh, you've a snotty in your nose!". I just don't think it's a word I ever had to use once the kids had managed the mystery of blowing their own noses!



I always have, for me snot is the liquid slime phase.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/bogey

Quote:

2British informal A piece of nasal mucus.


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Romany
Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 8:45:19 AM
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Well thanks for letting me know what the usual phrase is - but I must say: we've talked about many things over the years here on TFD. But this is the first time my tummy has actually churned in a discussion. I honestly don't think I could tell anyone that whatever word I used!!
Sarrriesfan
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Speaking of "snotty" Imthink I am right in saying that in some parts of Australia the Box Jellyfish is sometimes called a snotty.

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Romany
Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 9:13:03 AM
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Not anywhere either I or my sons have lived (I just asked them as they happened to be here). But then, we always lived up and down the East Coast - it may be used on the West Coast?
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