Tuesday, August 25, 2009



v., stank (stăngk) or stunk (stŭngk), stunk, stink·ing, stinks.


1- To emit a strong foul odor.

2- To be highly offensive or abhorrent. To be in extremely bad repute.

3- Slang. To have something to an extreme or offensive degree: a family that stinks with money; a deed that stinks of treachery.

4- Slang. To be of an extremely low or bad quality: This job stinks.
To have the appearance of dishonesty or corruption: Something about his testimony stinks.

To cause to stink: garbage that stinks up the yard.


1- A strong offensive odor; a stench. See synonyms at stench.
2- Slang. A scandal or controversy: “the stink over sexual politics in the military” (David Nyhan).

make (or raise) a stink. Slang.
To make a great fuss.
[Middle English stinken, from Old English stincan, to emit a smell.]stinky stink'y adj.

Ok, so on the way to work today my nose was accosted by the odious stank of garbage. For an entire city block. I'm talking an entire east-west block very far east on the upper eastside. So, you know, it was a looooong block. A long stinky block. This is unacceptable. Would you be so kind as to contact the Mayor on my behalf?

Tell him 2 things for me:
1- hey Mike, sorry I missed dinner at the Waldorf last week, it's been a busy summer full of social engagements, you know how it is, catch you on the flipside!
2- Please correct this stinky trash smell and fill the upper eastside with pleasant scents of clean linen and gardenias. Thanks.

What definition am I using when I say that this was a stinky morning?


rita said...

I'm guessing that you used all of them in one sentence, and used them correctly.

I don't have a clue. I used to know stuff like that.

Natalie said...


omgosh. let's write him a letter. better yet, we should start a blog that is strictly for letter-writing to famous people. me you and lauren. haha.

"dear joe jonas,
are you SURE you're straight?


Uptown Girl said...

Dear Heidi Klum,

I'd like my little black dress back. You've had it for a month already and I hope you aren't stretching it out...

<3 UG

rita said...

I love you guys.