Nose Picking Terms
Courtesy of David R.
Deep Salvage Pick: Reminiscent of the deep sea exploration to find the Titanic ship, you probe deep into your nasal passages.
Utensil Pick: When fingers, and even your thumb, just aren't enough to get the job done to your satisfaction.
Extra Pick: When you have been digging for nuggets hours upon hours and suddenly you hit the jackpot! Excitement only equalled by winning the lottery.
Depression Pick: When you're sad, and the only way to fill the void is to pick so hard and fast that the agony overcomes your feeling of remorse and depression.
Pick A Lot: What we would call abnormal amounts of picking. Anything in the three digit realm we consider a bit too much for a 24 hour time frame.
Kiddie Pick: When you're by yourself and you uninhibitedly twist your forefinger into your nostril with childlike joy and freedom.
And the best part is, there's no time limit!
Camouflaged Kiddie Pick: When, in the presence of other people, you wrap your forefinger in a tissue, then thrust it in deep and hold back the smile.
Fake Nose Scratch: When you make believe you've got an itch but you're really trolling the nostril edge for stray boogers.
Making A Meal Out Of It: You do it so furiously, and for so long, you're probably entitled to dessert.
Surprise Pickings: When a sneeze or laugh causes snot to come hurling out of your nose, and you have to gracefully clean it off your shirt.
Autopick: The kind you do in a car, when no one's looking. Also can mean automatic pick, the one you do when your not even thinking about it, at work, while talking to a co-worker, during a meeting....
Pick Your Brains: Done in private, this is the one where your finger goes in so far, it passes the septum.
Pick And Save: When you have to pick it quickly, just when someone looks away, and then you pocket the snot so they don't catch on to what you did.
Pick And Flick: Snot now becomes a weapon against your sister and others in range around you.
Pick And Stick: You wanted it to be a "Pick and Flick," but it stubbornly clings to your fingertip.
Pipe Cleaner Pick: The kind where you remove a piece of snot so big, it improves your breathing by 90%.