Malodorous, what a lovely sounding word to describe something so very disgusting! While I doubt very highly that few would rather be referred to as malodorous then stinky, it is a terrific word to use instead of the more mundane smelly or gross smelling, now isn’t it?!
Even old Manuscripts showcased malodorous issues!
Seriously, malodorous is such a hilarious word since it truly does read, sound and look so lovely and yet it’s such a horrid thing. I was reminded of the word when I was reading “The Crimson Petal and the White” and the phrase “Are malodorous feet your Achilles heel?” was used (seriously, it was a terrible turn of phrase and rightfully mocked) and have been utilizing whenever I can since (and that was several years ago now).
odors are something you come across few and far between – and heaven help anyone who may be dealing with unknown malodorous
issues since there are a ton of vintage ads that are simple full of terrible fates if it’s not taken care of!
I mean, really?!!??
Stay fresh and non-malodorous darlings!
Namaste ~ Ella
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