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You smell, I stink

Posted by Frank Lynch on February 04, 2002

Within this web site, a page (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/421400.html) attributes the phrase "You smell, I stink" to Ben Jonson. This is news to me, and either erroneous or helpful. I've usually seen it attributed (without a real citation) to Samuel Johnson - - yet I believe it's apocryphal. (Please see http://www.samueljohnson.com/apocryph.html ) If there is a genuine citation to Ben Jonson, I's love to have it, and would gladly add it to my page. Any one know?