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    The smell of mutton

    Could anybody tell me the word for the disgusting bad smell of mutton or lamb?
    Thanks.

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    Re: The smell of mutton

    There is no specific word for that. We'd probably just use 'stink'.

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    Re: The smell of mutton

    Is the meat cooking or decomposing?

    If it's cooking, it's a matter of opinion whether it's disgusting or delicious.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Oct-2011 at 13:05.

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    Re: The smell of mutton

    People dance, even when they have gout, or - as they say in France - Chaconne à son goût [boum-boum]

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    Re: The smell of mutton

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    People dance, even when they have gout, or - as they say in France - Chaconne à son goût [boum-boum]
    Bob! They are getting worse.

    ps. I think it's 'chacun'.

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    #6

    Re: The smell of mutton

    I'd like to tell you it was horrible, but I laughed out loud.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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