phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Cocking Snooks, Thumbing noses and Long Bacon

Posted by The Pieman on February 10, 2005

I just caught a the tail end of an item on R2 yesterday, (Alex Lester 0620)which connected Thumbing one's nose with a Lancashire dialect term "... making Long Bacon at someone"
An earlier thread on this forum makes a laborious connection between "cocking a snook" and "thumbing your nose".
I could suggest a certain farmyard theme linking these terms, or is this too fanciful?