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Farmer's Sneeze

Posted by Playupus on August 02, 2004

In Reply to: Farmer's Sneeze posted by Bookworm on August 02, 2004

: Any idea as to the origin/meaning of this one? I read it in a comic strip where it was jokingly a part of an exercise regiment: "Do a farmer's sneeze on a big dork's pickup truck tire".

A farmer's sneeze is a way to evacuate one's nostrils. Using your forefinger, press nostril to mate and blow. The first page of John Steinbeck's The Red Pony (The Gift) has a wonderful description of this feat.