Blow The Stink Off

Having lived quite some time in Appalachia

And other rural areas

I often heard we need to go outside

To blow the stink off.

I must be doing it wrong.

I always come back carrying more stink

Than when I left.


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40 thoughts on “Blow The Stink Off

  1. Hahahaha! I have never heard that term but it sounds like “blowing the anger off.” What does it mean??


  2. russtowne says:

    LOL! Somehow I have a feeling you’re doing it just right.


  3. May I suggest deodorant?


  4. Never heard of that. You sure it’s stink and not stick. I see you have a stick. lol 😉


  5. Oh, my. We heard this as kids…all the time. I thought we got worse being out there as well. ☺


  6. Debra says:

    I have never, ever ever heard this saying before, and I LOVE it! It does not have a west coast feel about it, but I’m about to introduce it! I wonder how it will play! LOL!


  7. Ocean Bream says:

    This sounds hilarious, except I have no idea what it means! Blow the stink off?


  8. Bun Karyudo says:

    I’ve never heard the expression before, but I’d guess the idea might be that the bracing wind airs the clothes we’re wearing and freshens us up. I’m not sure if it’d actually work, though.


  9. inmycorner says:

    Ha ha ha – stink is in the nose of the sniffer!


  10. April says:

    I love this saying! Thanks for giving me a little smile this morning. 🙂


  11. goldenbrodie says:

    Yeah…that stink can linger. Ha!


  12. ksbeth says:

    ooh, i’ve never heard that either, but i love the meaning )


  13. I had never heard of it, we say go blow off some steam. To all those young ones who sit playing on electronic devices “Go blow some stink off”!


  14. Haha. Well, if it’s crazy hot out then yeah. We have a neighborhood skunk and several neighborhood dogs. There are many nights when it is definitely stinkier out there than in here and we have to rush to shut the windows!


  15. Paul says:

    When I was trucking I always kept the windows shut while on I-95 in New Jersey for the same reason – the drivers called it “stinky-side”


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