Posted by Word Camel on May 23, 2005
In Reply to: Stinking cold posted by Smokey Stover on May 23, 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
I've known people who'stink" when they are ill... but I tend to agree with Smokey on dis one. Dem colds are stinkas.