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Nosey Big Nose
updated: Aug 04, 2012, 11:30 AM

Dear Edda,

I want to know whether or not I have a big nose? What is the proper way to measure a nose, by the distance it pops out of the face, or how far it is from the brows to the nostrils? And, what measurements are too big?

And if I figure out my nose is too big, what should I do?

Signed, Paranoid


Dear Paranoid,

Always stay away from tape measures, scales, and magnification mirrors.


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 COMMENT 304743 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-04 11:47 AM

It all depends on proportion, there is no absolute measure. It is always in relation to it's surroundings and different cultures find different proportional ratios attractive. So a large nose to one culture (Eskimo) is dinky tiny to a Middle Eastern one (Turkish).

Love what you got 'coz even if you change it with rhinoplasty you'll find fault with it or something else.


 SHOREBIRD agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-04 11:58 AM

If you want to know if you have a big nose ask a teenager.


 COMMENT 304774 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-04 01:26 PM

Just look at your brother. If he has a huge honker, get it fixed! My bro has the biggest nostrils I have ever seen.


 COMMENT 304811 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-04 03:51 PM

As long as you're not a "brown noser" you'll be fine.


 COMMENT 304816 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-04 04:11 PM

It's like that one judge said about pornography (I am paraphrasing), "I can't describe it, but I know it when I see it."

Look in the mirror. If you think your nose is too big, get third and fourth opinions from your friends. Then ask several complete strangers. Then ask a 9-year-old. Chances are you will then know if, for your milieu, your schnoz is too large. In other countries your sizable honker may be a sign of great breeding and beauty.

Careful with the plastic surgery. Look what Michael Jackson did to himself.


 COMMENT 304834P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-04 05:32 PM

Channel Jimmy Durante.


 COMMENT 304892 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-05 03:12 AM

Facts! Data! You ask us to theorize without the facts!

Post a photo and the Edhat detectives and comedians will certainly give you a clear and unanimous opinion.

Seriously though, where does this kind of self-consciousness help to make one beautiful? If someone cannot look past your nose and see YOU,, it's like judging someone by the hood ornament on their car.

Besides whats wrong with Barbara Streisand or Sarah Jessica Parker??


 COMMENT 304893 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-05 03:19 AM

10 Female Celebrities with Large Noses: Big Noses Aren't Bad!

Aida Ekberg, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Jan 10, 2010 "Share your voice on Yahoo! websites. Start Here."
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This is a look at some of the most popular female celebrities that could be considered to have large noses (what constitutes "large noses" is a matter of opinion, of course). While it seems that nose jobs are fairly common in Hollywood (a "did she or didn't she" subject that fans love to debate), the female celebrities here have proudly kept their large noses (in some cases even with nose jobs), distinctive features that make them stand out from the button-nosed dime-a-dozen beauties. So women with large noses, be proud of your distinctive features, as many of the female celebrities on this list are:
Barbra Streisand - When it comes to female celebrities with large noses, Barbra Streisand may be one of the most well-known for her most prominent feature. However, it hasn't stopped her from becoming one of he most popular actresses of all time, especially when it comes to musicals. She's also a major force in the music industry, one of the most devastatingly wealthy divas in the biz. So when it comes to female celebrities with large noses, you can joke away about Babs, but this 'Funny Girl' will definitely have the last laugh.

Sarah Jessica Parker - When it comes to the most famous female celebrities of today with large noses, poor Sarah Jessica Parker is the butt of many jokes (most notably on 'Family Guy'). But as the star of a show called 'Sex in the City' and its subsequent movies, she's one of the unconventionally pretty actresses out there that has something more than just looks going for her. She may be one of the few female celebrities with large noses of today to become the powerhouse that she has, but with character Carrie Bradshaw's "nose" for fashion and independent and magnetic personality, she's made large noses the perfect fashion accessories.

Gisele Bundchen - She's probably one of the sexiest female celebrities in the world, and one of the few models with large noses that you'll ever see make it so big. It may surprise you to find her on this list, but if you can take your eyes off her body and look at her face for a second, you might be surprised to see that she's one of the many female celebrities with big noses that we often overlook because they are so sexy. So girls with large noses, rejoice! You've go... [ more ]


 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-05 10:21 AM

834, Right on! Before I read your post I was thinking, if it's smaller than Jimmy Durante's it's no problem. Younger Edhatters will wonder, "Who".


 COMMENT 305362 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-08-07 09:16 AM

A man would never ask this question.


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