I've got your nose

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I've Got Your Nose is a children's game found mainly in the Anglosphere in which one child simulates plucking the nose of a second from their face. A fist is formed with the thumb protruding between the index and middle finger; the thumb represents the stolen nose. The second child may chase the first to retrieve their nose or may retaliate by stealing the first child's nose. This game is also commonly played between parents and their children.

This game also exists out of the Anglosphere. For instance in France : "Je t'ai volé/piqué ton nez !" (I stole your nose).

Two occurrences of I've got your nose in US popular culture several years ago [1][2] attest to its current usage.

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  1. ^ Ragnar (2004). Got Your Nose: A True Story. Baby Tattoo Books. ISBN 0-9729388-1-8. 
  2. ^ "Insane Clown Poppy". The Simpsons. Season 12. Episode BABF17. 2000-11-12.