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Re: Stinking cold

Posted by Smokey Stover on May 23, 2005

In Reply to: Stinking cold posted by James Briggs on May 22, 2005

: Someone has asked me the origin of 'stinking cold', as in 'I have a stinking cold'. Personally, I have no idea and there's nothing in our archive. I reckon it's just another emphasising adjective, but does anyone have any detail?
: Thanks

There is no way that Briggsey cannot be right on this one. At least, in the U.S. there would be no doubt at all that someone with a "stinking cold" is just trying to say how thoroughly annoyed he is. SS