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Is "snorting" rude?


Is snorting/sniffling rude?  

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  1. 1. Is snorting/sniffling rude?

    • Yes, people should figure out how to manage nasal mucous without noise
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    • No, you gotta do what you gotta do
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Is "snorting" to keep your nose clear rude?

 

I was brought up not to do this. And it is a major pet peeve of mine. But it seems like I am surrounded by people who did not get this memo. And can you guess who is the biggest offender? DH, of course. Eyeroll. But now my children are picking up this habit. Ack!

 

It. Drives. Me. CRAZY.

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I'm not sure what noise we are even talking about.

 

Sucking up your snot because you don't want to blow your nose? Rude, but on rare tissue-free moments desperately necessary.

 

Snorting while laughing? Well, unfortunately when I get a belly laugh going this is the inevitable embarrassing outcome.

 

Chronic mild quiet sniffing because you have post nasal drip? Well, that is nearly impossible to avoid. Hopefully finding something to solve the post nasal drip will help.

 

?? So I guess I'm clueless as to just what you are referring to.

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The nasty noise one makes when one has to gather the mucus in order to "hock a lugie" should not be done in public. It is a normal natural part of life, that like other normal natural parts of life, which needs to be done in the privacy of, at minimum, home, preferably in the bathroom.

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Anything that draws attention to phlegm, mucous, or other bodily excretions is probably rude. I'm not saying I'd look down on someone for doing it, but it is a little gross, imo.

 

:iagree:

 

 

Snorting while laughing, OTOH, is hilarious.

 

 

This too.;)

 

 

Danielle

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Chiming in...

 

Kalanamak - thanks for the informal category! Now I don't feel so naughty!

 

Kidshappen - thanks for relating this to allergies!

 

Allergies is my challenge. If I had to excuse myself every time I make this sound, I wouldn't see hardly anyone or do hardly anything. In my case it isn't always "snot", it's an itching in the back of the throat/lower nose and I don't mean to be rude. Sometimes I do have some mucus involved and blowing my nose almost always makes it worse. If I am in company, I try to be as quiet or discreet as possible or excuse myself if I am having a "snotty" problem. My nose is ultra sensitive and if I blow my nose, it will thank me by following up with about a dozen very hard sneezes. Thankfully my husband, who IS particular about germs and nose manners, is very understanding.

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I went with other. Most of the time it is rude. HOWEVER, when one is caught without a tissue and is in a situation where one is unable to get a tissue in time to control the, ahem, need, snorting is preferable to dripping and/or sneezing the nose's contents around.

 

Snorting is for dire emergencies only, and a snorter needs to head to a restroom for a tissue as quickly as possible, in my opinion!

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in formal, professional settings...rude and gross. At home you go get a kleenex and leave the room to really BLOW your nose, so you don;t sit there sniffling and annoying/grossing out people.

 

I do have sympathy though for people who are fighting a severe cold at home. I don't make my kids leave the room when they are sick every five minutes to blow their nose. But for the occasional honking...go to the bathroom !!!

 

The big snorts followed by a swallow...:ack2:

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I went with other. Most of the time it is rude. HOWEVER, when one is caught without a tissue and is in a situation where one is unable to get a tissue in time to control the, ahem, need, snorting is preferable to dripping and/or sneezing the nose's contents around.

 

Snorting is for dire emergencies only, and a snorter needs to head to a restroom for a tissue as quickly as possible, in my opinion!

:iagree:

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The nasty noise one makes when one has to gather the mucus in order to "hock a lugie" should not be done in public. It is a normal natural part of life, that like other normal natural parts of life, which needs to be done in the privacy of, at minimum, home, preferably in the bathroom.

:iagree:

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