That stinks!

English Vocabulary 29 June 2010 | 6 Comments

I’m in one of those silly moods I often get into. So, I thought I’d write a post about different ways to say that something smells bad.

Wow, that stinks!

Piu (pronounced Pee-yew), you need to throw that trash out.

That smells gross.

That smells disgusting, please don’t cook it again.

What is that funk that I smell? (slang)

Oh, that is a foul odor.

There is a God-awful stench in here!

6 Responses on “That stinks!”

  1. Wanderson says:

    Hey Yvonne, nice article. Thanks. 😉

  2. Words says:

    Of course, “That stinks” doesn’t usually refer to a smell. It’s a more general negative used as “that’s too bad,” or “that’s really terrible.”

  3. Yvonne says:

    Yes, you are right “that stinks” can mean “That’s too bad.” But, in my opinion it usually it refers to smell. This is coming from a woman who says it at least twice a day when I change a dirty diaper. I usually say “Piu, that stinks!”

    It’s like many phrases/words in English and other languages. They can have 2 meanings. For example, “That’s fruity.” This can refer to something being crazy or to something tasting fruity.

    Thanks so much for your comment! It’s greatly appreciated!

  4. Yvonne says:

    Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it!

  5. tetsuragon says:

    Between writing and conversation is different.
    I guess, It’s important to know words and phrases to be used in daily life. You rock! thanks!

    We say “a nose bends to” when that’s too bad smell. OMG!
    Do you say same? LOL

  6. Yvonne says:

    Hey! Thanks so much for your comment! No, we don’t say that expression. But, I really like it! It’s funny and it makes sense! You rock too!

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