Posted by ESC on April 10, 2004
In Reply to: Blow like stink posted by DJ Findyne on April 05, 2004
: Where does the phrase "blow like stink" come from?
Maybe it relates to a phrase previously posted:
"Let's go outside and get the stink blown off us." Interesting phrase and environmentally sound. Indoor air is way more polluted than outdoor air. Today tightly sealed houses keep fresh air out and keep chemicals (like "outgassing" from wood paneling, etc.) animal dander, dust mites, etc. in. In the old days houses were draftier but most people didn't have central heat and indoor plumbing. There was plenty of pollution from woodstoves and it was it's difficult to stay dewy fresh without hot water on tap.